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Solar Heating and Hot Water System Installed at St. Louis, Missouri. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Information is provided on the solar heating and hot water system installed at the William Tao and Associates, Inc., office building in St. Louis, Missouri. The information consists of description, photos, maintenance and construction problems, final draw...

1980-01-01

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ST. LOUIS DEMONSTRATION: REFUSE PROCESSING PLANT EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, AND ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATIONS  

EPA Science Inventory

This report presents the results of processing plant evaluations of the St. Louis-Union Electric Refuse Fuel Project, including equipment and facilities as well as assessment of environmental emissions at both the processing and power plants. Data on plant material flows and oper...

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Solar heating and hot water system installed at St. Louis, Missouri. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Information is provided on the solar heating and hot water system installed at the William Tao and Associates, Inc., office building in St. Louis, Missouri. The information consists of description, photos, maintenance and construction problems, final drawing, system requirements and manufacturer's component data. The solar system was designed to provide 50% of the hot water requirements and 45% of the space heating needs for a 900 square foot office space and drafting room. The solar facility has 252 square foot of glass tube concentrator collectors and a 1000 gallon steel storage tank buried below a concrete slab floor. Freeze protection is provided by a propylene glycol/water mixture in the collector loop. The collectors are roof mounted on a variable tilt array which is adjusted seasonally and is connected to the solar thermal storage tank by a tube-in-shell heat exchanger. Incoming city water is preheated through the solar energy thermal storage tank.

Not Available

1980-04-01

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ORION II bus demonstration. Demonstration report (Final)  

SciTech Connect

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority conducted an 18-month demonstration to determine how the ORION II bus operates in actual service. The ORION II vehicle is a small low floor, accessible heavy duty, diesel-powered transit bus designed to meet the needs of the elderly and handicapped. It has the capacity to seat 26 passengers with 4 wheelchair lockdowns. Side and rear doors are equipped with electrically powered ramps. Eight Thomas vehicles (22-foot, 11,500 lbs, wheelchair equipped, gasoline fueled) were also tested during the demonstration period. Operations (fuel and oil usage) and maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled) data were collected and charted-out in the report as well as driver, passenger, and maintenance surveys. This report provides descriptions, photographs, and comparison charts of both the diesel-fueled ORION II transit bus and the gasoline-fueled Thomas vehicles along with the demonstration test plan, evaluations, conclusions, and survey results.

Shanley, J.

1989-02-01

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Vanpooling Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The activities of Grey Advertising Inc. in the design, development, and implementation of the Vanpooling Demonstration Project are detailed. The purpose of the project was to sell individual employers of over 500 employees the concept of vanpooling. Over ...

1977-01-01

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TRUEX hot demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

In FY 1987, a program was initiated to demonstrate technology for recovering transuranic (TRU) elements from defense wastes. This hot demonstration was to be carried out with solution from the dissolution of irradiated fuels. This recovery would be accomplished with both PUREX and TRUEX solvent extraction processes. Work planned for this program included preparation of a shielded-cell facility for the receipt and storage of spent fuel from commercial power reactors, dissolution of this fuel, operation of a PUREX process to produce specific feeds for the TRUEX process, operation of a TRUEX process to remove residual actinide elements from PUREX process raffinates, and processing and disposal of waste and product streams. This report documents the work completed in planning and starting up this program. It is meant to serve as a guide for anyone planning similar demonstrations of TRUEX or other solvent extraction processing in a shielded-cell facility.

Chamberlain, D.B.; Leonard, R.A.; Hoh, J.C.; Gay, E.C.; Kalina, D.G.; Vandegrift, G.F.

1990-04-01

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Solar heating demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The demonstration involved a 4-panel solar collector mounted on the industrial arts building. A 120 gallon storage tank supplements a 66 gallon electric hot water heater which supplies hot water for 5 shop wash basins, girl's and boy's lavatories, and a pressure washer in the auto shop. The installation and educational uses of the system are described. (MHR)

Bonicatto, L.; Kozak, C.

1980-01-01

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Family Connections Research & Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report discusses the outcomes of the Family Connections Research and Demonstration Project, a project funded by the Oregon Center for Mental Health Services to study the effectiveness of an intervention designed to address the major problems related to services initiation and continuance within the children's mental health system. The…

Koroloff, Nancy M.; Elliott, Debra J.; Koren, Paul E.; Friesen, Barbara J.

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Expedited technology demonstration project final report: final forms  

SciTech Connect

ETDP Final Forms was an attempt to demonstrate the fabrication and performance of a ceramic waste form immobilizing the hazardous and radioactive elements of the MSO/SR mineral residues. The ceramic material had been developed previously. The fabrication system was constructed and functioned as designed except for the granulator. Fabrication of our particular ceramic, however, proved unsatisfactory. The ceramic material design was therefore changed toward the end of the project, replacing nepheline with zircon as the sink for silica. Preliminary results were encouraging, but more development is needed. Fabrication of the new ceramic requires major changes in the processing: Calcination and granulation would be replaced by spray drying; and sintering would be at higher temperature. The main goal of the project--demonstrating the fabrication and performance of the waste form--was not achieved. This report summarizes Final Forms' activities. The problem of immobilizing the MSO/SR mineral residues is discussed.

Hopper, R W

1999-05-01

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LIMB Demonstration Project Extension and Coolside Demonstration. [Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents results from the limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) Demonstration Project Extension. LIMB is a furnace sorbent injection technology designed for the reduction of sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) and nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) emissions from coal-fired utility boilers. The testing was conducted on the 105 Mwe, coal-fired, Unit 4 boiler at Ohio Edison`s Edgewater Station in Lorain, Ohio. In addition to the LIMB Extension activities, the overall project included demonstration of the Coolside process for S0{sub 2} removal for which a separate report has been issued. The primary purpose of the DOE LIMB Extension testing, was to demonstrate the generic applicability of LIMB technology. The program sought to characterize the S0{sub 2} emissions that result when various calcium-based sorbents are injected into the furnace, while burning coals having sulfur content ranging from 1.6 to 3.8 weight percent. The four sorbents used included calcitic limestone, dolomitic hydrated lime, calcitic hydrated lime, and calcitic hydrated lime with a small amount of added calcium lignosulfonate. The results include those obtained for the various coal/sorbent combinations and the effects of the LIMB process on boiler and plant operations.

Goots, T.R.; DePero, M.J.; Nolan, P.S.

1992-11-10

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Public health assessment for Arrowhead Refinery Company, St. Louis County, Hermantown, Minnesota, Region 5. Cerclis No. MND980823975. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Arrowhead Refinery National Priorities List (NPL) site is located in St. Louis County about 8 miles northwest of Duluth in Hermantown, Minnesota. Prior to 1945 the 10 acre site was used for retinning milk cans and then was converted to recycling waste oil. Samples taken from the site during two large scale investigations have shown a variety of contaminants present in soil, sediment, groundwater and in a natural lagoon containing waste sludge. The sludge has been found to be very corrosive, with high concentrations of metals as well as toxic and carcinogenic organic compounds. Monitoring of air quality on and near the site has not been done. However, odors apparently from the oily sludge have been detected off-site. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and MDH consider the site to be a public health hazard.

Not Available

1993-09-23

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Environmental Management System Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report outlines the activities of the Environmental Management System (EMS) Demonstration Project, provides an analysis of how the project participants progressed in implementing the ISO 14001 Standard, discusses EMS implementation issues, incentives...

C. P. Diamond

1996-01-01

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Demonstration House Doctor Program. Final Project Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Central Oregon Renewable Resources, Inc. (CORR), a non-profit educational organization, received funding from the United States Department of Energy's Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program to demonstrate the House Doctor retrofit program in Central ...

M. R. McKeever D. van Houweling

1982-01-01

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Supercompaction/Grouting Demonstration Project: Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this supercompaction demonstration project was to allow Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (The Company), to obtain cost analysis and performance information on volume reduction and waste encapsulation of solid, low-level contaminated was...

1987-01-01

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Professor Louis Michel (1923-1999)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Professor Louis Michel was born on May 4, 1923 in Roanne, France and died of aneurysm on December 30, 1999 in Bures-Sur-Yvette, France. With the untimely and sudden death of Louis Michel the world physics community has lost one of its most prominent members. The extraordinary popularity and respect to Louis as a scientist and a man was demonstrated in his funeral ceremony at l'Eglise de Bures-Sur-Yvette when many people from all over the world came to part from him. Many obituaries appeared in Louis' memory in different journals and among them Physics Today, Cern Courier, Physics Reports, in the Bulletin of the French Embassy in Israel and others. It is certainly impossible in this short lecture to give an adequate description of Prof. Michel's contributions in physics but if one looks for a way to identify a niche that Louis occupies in science of the 20th century, this can best be done by his relation to Eugene Wigner whom Louis much admired. On July 16, 1996 Prof. Michel gave the Wigner Memorial Lecture at the 21st International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics. 1 This was the first Colloquium after Wigner's death (who died on January 1, 1995). Wigner had a very great influence on Louis which started during Louis' membership at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton in the years 1953-55. For Louis Wigner was (in Louis' words) a "model in science: a complete physicist, drawing, when necessary, from his deep mathematical culture". In my view, on the world arena of science, Prof. Michel was one of Wigner's successors in the field of symmetries in physics, and many of us would agree that the above quotation applies equally well to Louis himself. In his famous book "Group Theory" Wigner thanks in the Preface 4 people, with one of them being Louis Michel, and I quote: "The author also wishes to thank his colleagues for many stimulating discussions on the role of group theory in quantum mechanics as well as on more specific subjects. He wishes to record his deep indebtedness to Drs. Bargmann, Michel, Wightman, and, last but not least, J. von Neumann". Louis was very proud to find himself in Wigner's book and in the Wigner Memorial Lecture of 1996 he writes: "One of the greatest surprises of my life was to find my name among the four persons to whom 'He wishes to record his deep indebtedness'". In 1994 Louis Michel has received the Wigner Medal...

Zak, J.

2001-04-01

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Final report for the cryogenic retrieval demonstration  

SciTech Connect

This report documents a demonstration of a proposed buried transuranic waste retrieval concept that uses cryogenic ground freezing and remote excavation. At the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), there are over 8 million ft[sup 3] of intermingled soil and transuranic (TRU) wastes in shallow land burial, and retrieval of the material is one of the options being considered by the Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration for the Environmental Restoration program. Cryogenically freezing contaminated soil and buried waste has been proposed as a way to greatly reduce or eliminate the climate the threat of contamination spread during retrieval activities. In support of this idea, a demonstration of an innovative ground freezing and retrieval technology was performed at the INEL. This initial demonstration was held near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at a cold test pit'' that was built in 1988 as a test bed for the demonstration of retrieval contamination control technologies. This pit is not contaminated with any radioactive or hazardous wastes. Barrels and boxes filled with metals, plastics, tools, paper, cloth, etc. configured in the same manner as expected in contaminated pits and trenches are buried at the cold test pit. After design, fabrication, and shop testing, Sonsub mobilized to the field in early July 1992 to perform the field demonstration. It was planned to freeze and extract four pits, each 9 [times] 9 [times] 10 ft. Each pit represented a different configuration of buried waste (stacked boxes, stacked barrels, random dumped barrels and boxes, and random dumped barrels). Sonsub's proposed technology consisted of driving a series of freeze pipes into the soil and waste, using liquid nitrogen to freeze the mass, and extracting the soil and debris using a series of remote operated, bridge crane mounted tools. In conjunction with the freezing and removal activities, temperature and moisture measurements, and air monitoring were performed.

Valentich, D.J.; Yokuda, E.L.

1992-09-01

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Final report for the cryogenic retrieval demonstration  

SciTech Connect

This report documents a demonstration of a proposed buried transuranic waste retrieval concept that uses cryogenic ground freezing and remote excavation. At the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), there are over 8 million ft{sup 3} of intermingled soil and transuranic (TRU) wastes in shallow land burial, and retrieval of the material is one of the options being considered by the Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration for the Environmental Restoration program. Cryogenically freezing contaminated soil and buried waste has been proposed as a way to greatly reduce or eliminate the climate the threat of contamination spread during retrieval activities. In support of this idea, a demonstration of an innovative ground freezing and retrieval technology was performed at the INEL. This initial demonstration was held near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at a ``cold test pit`` that was built in 1988 as a test bed for the demonstration of retrieval contamination control technologies. This pit is not contaminated with any radioactive or hazardous wastes. Barrels and boxes filled with metals, plastics, tools, paper, cloth, etc. configured in the same manner as expected in contaminated pits and trenches are buried at the cold test pit. After design, fabrication, and shop testing, Sonsub mobilized to the field in early July 1992 to perform the field demonstration. It was planned to freeze and extract four pits, each 9 {times} 9 {times} 10 ft. Each pit represented a different configuration of buried waste (stacked boxes, stacked barrels, random dumped barrels and boxes, and random dumped barrels). Sonsub`s proposed technology consisted of driving a series of freeze pipes into the soil and waste, using liquid nitrogen to freeze the mass, and extracting the soil and debris using a series of remote operated, bridge crane mounted tools. In conjunction with the freezing and removal activities, temperature and moisture measurements, and air monitoring were performed.

Valentich, D.J.; Yokuda, E.L.

1992-09-01

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Buffalo river dredging demonstration. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Corps of Engineers Buffalo District conducted a demonstration of equipment for dredging contaminated sediments. Several thousand cubic yards of sediment were removed from outside the Buffalo River Federal navigation channel limits using three dredge types: (1) open bucket, (2) enclosed bucket, and (3) submersible pump. The effectiveness of a silt screen deployed downstream of the dredge to reduce suspended

D. E. Averett; P. A. Zappi; H. E. Tatem; A. C. Gibson; E. A. Tominey

1996-01-01

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Yaqui Parent Education Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Yaqui Parent Education Demonstration Project was founded in 1975 with the aid of Maricopa County Head Start in Guadalupe, Arizona, to help foster the continuation of the Yaqui language, history, and culture. With a 1-year grant from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare/Office of Child Development, organizers hired a coordinator,…

de Campoy, Antonia

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Prototype nickel component demonstration. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have been developing a process to produce high-purity nickel structures from nickel carbonyl using chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The prototype demonstration effort had been separated into a number of independent tasks to allow Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) the greatest flexibility in tailoring the project to their needs. LANL selected three of the proposed tasks to be performed--Task 1-

Boss

1994-01-01

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Prototype nickel component demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

We have been developing a process to produce high-purity nickel structures from nickel carbonyl using chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The prototype demonstration effort had been separated into a number of independent tasks to allow Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) the greatest flexibility in tailoring the project to their needs. LANL selected three of the proposed tasks to be performed--Task 1- system modification and demonstration, Task 2-stainless steel mandrel trials, and Task 4-manufacturing study. Task 1 focused on converting the CVD system from a hot-wall to a cold-wall configuration and demonstrating the improved efficiency of the reactor type by depositing a 0.01-inch-thick nickel coating on a cylindrical substrate. Since stainless steel substrates were preferred because of their low {alpha}-emitter levels, Task 2 evaluated mandrel configurations which would allow removal of the nickel tube from the substrate. The manufacturing study was performed to develop strategies and system designs for manufacturing large quantities of the components needed for the Sudbury Nuetrino Observatory (SNO) program. Each of these tasks was successfully completed. During these efforts, BIRL successfully produced short lengths of 2-inch-diameter tubing and 6-inch-wide foil with levels of {alpha}-radiation emitting contaminants lower than either conventional nickel alloys or electroplated materials. We have produced both the tubing and foil using hot-substrate, cold-wall reactors and clearly demonstrated the advantages of higher precursor efficiency and deposition rate associated with this configuration. We also demonstrated a novel mandrel design which allowed easy removal of the nickel tubing and should dramatically simplify the production of 1.5-meter-long tubes in the production phase of the program.

Boss, D.E. [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Basic Industrial Research Lab.

1994-11-14

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St. Louis Encephalitis  

MedlinePLUS

... Other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes Chikungunya Dengue Eastern Equine Encephalitis Japanese Encephalitis Malaria La Crosse Encephalitis Western Equine Encephalitis West Nile Virus Yellow Fever Saint Louis ...

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Baltimore residential assistance demonstration project: Final report  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the City of Baltimore for assistance in developing the Global Action Plan (GAP) EcoTeam Program, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provided GAP with $10,000 for a one-year demonstration project. The results of this action are as follows: four EcoTeams were established representing 28 households and 47 people; the self reported resource savings to date per household are on average: energy savings--9%, auto emission reduction--16%, solid waste reduction--52%, water savings--25%, dollar savings--$174; the initial seed team (prior to this funding) replicated and started 2 new teams, one of those teams replicated and started 2 more teams, the other team did not replicate; 4 volunteer coaches were recruited to coach each of these teams; a volunteer coordinator was recruited to provide local guidance for this demonstration project and help GAP reach out to the Fairfield low-income neighborhood, the volunteer coordinator was unable to establish any EcoTeams in this neighborhood as their priorities were establishing a neighborhood action team and addressing immediate health-related environmental issues; the volunteers have communicated information about this demonstration project among many community and Baltimore government leaders to solicit support for a full campaign and to assess the level of that support.

NONE

1998-09-01

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Buffalo river dredging demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Corps of Engineers Buffalo District conducted a demonstration of equipment for dredging contaminated sediments. Several thousand cubic yards of sediment were removed from outside the Buffalo River Federal navigation channel limits using three dredge types: (1) open bucket, (2) enclosed bucket, and (3) submersible pump. The effectiveness of a silt screen deployed downstream of the dredge to reduce suspended sediment transport was also evaluated. Extensive sediment and water column monitoring and sampling were conducted during the 2-week demonstration as part of the effort to determine sediment resuspension rates and contaminant releases associated with the dredging operations. Water column samples were analyzed for total suspended solids, total organic carbon, PCBs, PAHs, metals, ammonia, and pH. A water column bioassay test using Daphnia magna was also performed to assess toxicity effects of the dredging operation. Results of this study were used to assess and refine techniques and laboratory tests that have been previously developed by the Corps of Engineers to predict sediment resuspension rates and contaminant releases. In another phase of the study, the Bureau of Mines demonstrated the use of polyelectrolytes for rapid removal of suspended solids from a dilute dredged material slurry.

Averett, D.E.; Zappi, P.A.; Tatem, H.E.; Gibson, A.C.; Tominey, E.A.

1996-02-01

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Innovative grout/retrieval demonstration final report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of an evaluation of an innovative retrieval technique for buried transuranic waste. Application of this retrieval technique was originally designed for full pit retrieval; however, it applies equally to a hot spot retrieval technology. The technique involves grouting the buried soil waste matrix with a jet grouting procedure, applying an expansive demolition grout to the matrix, and retrieving the debris. The grouted matrix provides an agglomeration of fine soil particles and contaminants resulting in an inherent contamination control during the dusty retrieval process. A full-scale field demonstration of this retrieval technique was performed on a simulated waste pit at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Details are reported on all phases of this proof-of-concept demonstration including pit construction, jet grouting activities, application of the demolition grout, and actual retrieval of the grouted pit. A quantitative evaluation of aerosolized soils and rare earth tracer spread is given for all phases of the demonstration, and these results are compared to a baseline retrieval activity using conventional retrieval means. 8 refs., 47 figs., 10 tabs.

Loomis, G.G.; Thompson, D.N.

1995-01-01

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Environmentally conscious manufacturing integrated demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Integrated Demonstration was to show that several of the individually developed materials and processes to reduce hazardous materials and waste could be successfully used on a single assembly. A methodology was developed that could be used on any product to plan the approach to eliminating hazardous materials. Sample units of an existing design electronic unit were fabricated applying this methodology and substituting nonhazardous materials and processes. The results of this project show that total waste can be drastically reduced by at least an order of magnitude and hazardous material and waste can be essentially eliminated in the manufacture of this type of electronic devices.

Gentry, D.E.

1993-07-01

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Low flow showerhead demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This study investigated the water and energy savings obtained from flow showerheads (LFS) in multifamily buildings in New York City. In 1994, the New York City Department of Water and Energy Conservation had initiated two programs -- the Residential Water Survey and the Toilet Rebate Program -- to conserve water. At about the same time EME was commissioned by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority to measure the water and energy consumption in 50 buildings in New York City. May of the buildings monitored by EME also participated in one or both of the city`s programs. This study is the result of the wide overlap of New York City`s programs and EME`s monitoring project. Ten buildings or more than 60% of the final sample of 16 buildings achieved energy savings close to and exceeding 10%. One building had reductions of only 5%. Four buildings remained virtually unchanged and one building showed increases of 10%. A control group of 14 buildings of similar size and composition was also investigated.

NONE

1998-01-01

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METGLAS flywheel feasibility demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A condensed feasibility demonstration project is described which had objectives: evaluation of metallic glasses for flywheel applications; development of flywheel configurations and fabrication techniques for the use of metallic glass ribbon; the demonstration of these techniques on four subscaled flywheels having a nominal energy capacity of 50 Wh; spin testing of at least two rotors having a nominal energy storage capacity of 200 Wh; and defining a conceptual design for a 1 kWh flywheel for automotive applications. A test program using dry wound METGLAS flywheel rotors was instituted with the following results: the tested rotors achieved between 44% and 67% of initial design maximum energy storage; catastrophic failures of the rotor resulted in small, light fragments which caused only buffing and scratching of the containment structure, so containment structures for this flywheel could be considerably lighter and lower cost than similar structures for conventional flywheels; a 1.04 kWh wheel weighing less than 54.4 kg and having a .305m diameter and a width of .152m should be feasible; and further development is warranted.

Rabenhorst, D.W.; Wilkinson, W.O.

1981-10-01

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Report of fresh water mussels workshop held at St. Louis, Missouri on 26-27 October 1982. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A workshop on fresh water mussels was held in St. Louis, Mo., on 26-27 October 1982. This workshop was part of a project on mussels conducted by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, Miss. as part of the Environmental Impact Research Program (EIRP). The purpose of the meeting was to (a) present results of the WES studies on mussels, (b) allow representatives of other Federal, State, and local agencies the opportunity to describe results of their studies on mussels, and (c) encourage members of the academic community and commercial shell industry and all other interested individuals to criticize and comment on Government-sponsored research projects dealing with fresh water mussles. The papers included in this volume deal with studies and projects that were designed to protect or inventory fresh water mussels. Included are descriptions of the Cumberlandian Mollusk Conservation Program of the Tennessee Valley Authority, results of inventories for mussels conducted by the states of Missouri and West Virginia, biological and natural history research carried out by the Virginia cooperative unit in Blacksburg, Va., and information on sampling and identification problems prepared by representatives of the Mississippi Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Zoology at the Ohio State University.

Miller, A.C.

1983-10-01

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Demonstration house doctor program. Final project report  

SciTech Connect

Central Oregon Renewable Resources, Inc. (CORR), a non-profit educational organization, received funding from the United States Department of Energy's Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program to demonstrate the House Doctor retrofit program in Central Oregon. The House Doctor program was created at Princeton University. Princeton's energy conservation research project at Twin Rivers, New Jersey, discovered that traditional attic insulation techniques fell short of their predicted fuel savings by between 30 and 70%. The cause of this startling discrepancy between actual and predicted reductions in heat loss was found to be a complex collection of attic bypass routes which were allowing heated interior air to escape around and through the insulation. Tests by the Bonneville Power Administration confirm that simply adding insulation to a house does not reduce air infiltration. CORR's House Doctor program was in most respects an unqualified success. Although CORR was not able to convince people to learn to be house doctors themselves, the Blower Door was shown to be a very effective diagnostic tool and substantial reductions in air infiltration were realized from a one day House Doctor visit. Costs to savings ratios appear to be very favorable. It seems only a matter of time before house doctoring becomes a standard part of the repertoire of the region's residential conservation programs.

McKeever, M.R.; van Houweling, D.

1982-12-01

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WSF Biodiesel Demonstration Project Final Report  

SciTech Connect

In 2004, WSF canceled a biodiesel fuel test because of “product quality issues” that caused the fuel purifiers to clog. The cancelation of this test and the poor results negatively impacted the use of biodiesel in marine application in the Pacific Northwest. In 2006, The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency a grant to manage a scientific study investigating appropriate fuel specifications for biodiesel, fuel handling procedures and to conduct a fuel test using biodiesel fuels in WSF operations. The Agency put together a project team comprised of experts in fields of biodiesel research and analysis, biodiesel production, marine engineering and WSF personnel. The team reviewed biodiesel technical papers, reviewed the 2004 fuel test results, designed a fuel test plan and provided technical assistance during the test. The research reviewed the available information on the 2004 fuel test and conducted mock laboratory experiments, but was not able to determine why the fuel filters clogged. The team then conducted a literature review and designed a fuel test plan. The team implemented a controlled introduction of biodiesel fuels to the test vessels while monitoring the environmental conditions on the vessels and checking fuel quality throughout the fuel distribution system. The fuel test was conducted on the same three vessels that participated in the canceled 2004 test using the same ferry routes. Each vessel used biodiesel produced from a different feedstock (i.e. soy, canola and yellow grease). The vessels all ran on ultra low sulfur diesel blended with biodiesel. The percentage of biodiesel was incrementally raised form from 5 to 20 percent. Once the vessels reached the 20 percent level, they continued at this blend ratio for the remainder of the test. Fuel samples were taken from the fuel manufacturer, during fueling operations and at several points onboard each vessel. WSF Engineers monitored the performance of the fuel systems and engines. Each test vessel did experience a microbial growth bloom that produced a build up of material in the fuel purifiers similar to material witnessed in the 2004 fuel test. A biocide was added with each fuel shipment and the problem subsided. In January of 2009, the WSF successfully completed an eleven month biodiesel fuel test using approximately 1,395,000 gallons of biodiesel blended fuels. The project demonstrated that biodiesel can be used successfully in marine vessels and that current ASTM specifications are satisfactory for marine vessels. Microbial growth in biodiesel diesel interface should be monitored. An inspection of the engines showed no signs of being negatively impacted by the test.

Washington State University; University of Idaho; The Glosten Associates, Inc.; Imperium Renewables, Inc.

2009-04-30

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Medicare Cataract Surgery Alternate Payment Demonstration. Final Evaluation Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents the findings from the final evaluation of the Medicare Cateract Surgery Alternate Payment Demonstration. The 3-year demonstration tested the concept of a single global Medicare payment for outpatient cataract procedures. The report con...

L. B. Reardon M. V. Wrobel L. M. Olinger T. Dorsey

1997-01-01

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Active vibration control testing of the SPICES program: final demonstration article  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Synthesis and Processing of Intelligent Cost Effective Structures (SPICES) Program is a partnership program sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency. The mission of the program is to develop cost effective material processing and synthesis technologies to enable new products employing active vibration suppression and control devices to be brought to market. The two year program came to fruition in 1995 through the fabrication of the final smart components and testing of an active plate combined with two trapezoidal rails, forming an active mount. Testing of the SPICES combined active mount took place at McDonnell Douglas facilities in St. Louis, MO, in October-December 1995. Approximately 15 dB reduction in overall response of a motor mounted on the active structure was achieved. Further details and results of the SPICES combined active mount demonstration testing are outlined. Results of numerous damping and control strategies that were developed and employed in the testing are presented, as well as aspects of the design and fabrication of the SPICES active mount components.

Dunne, Jim P.; Jacobs, Jack H.

1996-05-01

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Impact of future use of electric cars in the St. Louis and Philadelphia regions. Volume I. Executive summary and technical report. Final report. [1980 to 2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

Impacts of the use of electric cars were projected for the St. Louis and Philadelphia regions in the years 1980, 1990, and 2000. As in a companion study for the Los Angeles region, the electric cars were four-passenger subcompacts using lead-acid and advanced batteries; urban driving ranges of about 55 and 140 miles, respectively, were possible. Los Angeles data indicate

1975-01-01

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The St. Louis Motor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The St. Louis Motor, invented in 1909, is unique among physics apparatus for being named for a geographical place rather than a physicist. The sturdy little device (Fig. 1) has never been out of production. Any older school or physics department that has not done a catastrophic housecleaning in the last 20 years will certainly have a small flock…

Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.

2011-01-01

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St. Louis Flyby  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This scene shows Landsat Thematic Mapper data from the shortwave infrared (TM band 5), infrared (TM band 4), and visible green (TM band 2) channels of St. Louis. The TM data was collected by Landsat 5 on the 18th of November, 1997.

Allen, Jesse; Williams, Darrel

1999-04-09

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Tidd PFBC Demonstration Project: Public final design report  

SciTech Connect

This Public Final Design Report describes the 70 MW(e) Tidd PFBC Demonstration Plant under construction in Brilliant, Ohio. This project is receiving cost-sharing from the US Department of Energy (DOE), and is being administered by the Morgantown Energy Technology Center in accordance with DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC21-87 MC24132.000. The project is also receiving costsharing from the State of Ohio. This award is being administered by the Ohio Coal Development Office. The Tidd PFBC Demonstration Project is the first utility-scale demonstration project in the US. Its objective is to demonstrate that the Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion (PFBC) combined-cycle technology is an economic, reliable, and environmentally superior alternative to conventional technology in using high-sulfur coal to generate electricity. Detailed design of the plant began in May 1987, leading to the start of construction in April 1988. First coal fire occurred in November 1990, and the three-year test program began in February 1991.

Not Available

1992-10-01

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Final Report on the Joule-Scale Experimental Demonstration  

SciTech Connect

We describe the final results of the High Power Laser Pulse Recirculation project. We have developed and implementing a novel technique for picosecond, Joule-class laser pulse recirculation inside a passive cavity. The aim of this project was to develop technology compatible with increasing the efficiency of Compton based light sources by more than an order of magnitude. In year 1 of the project, we achieved a greater than 40 times average power enhancement of the mJ-scale laser pulses inside a passive cavity with internal focus. In year 2, we demonstrated recirculation of lasers pulses with energies up to 191 mJ at 532 nm, at a repetition rate of 10 Hz, and a pulse duration of 20 ps. In this high energy regime, we achieved up to 14 times average power enhancement inside the cavity. This enhancement factor is compatible with the new X-band based mono-energetic gamma-ray machine, Velociraptor, being constructed at LLNL. The demonstrated cavity enhancement is primarily limited by the poor spatial beam quality of the high power laser beam. We expect a nearly diffraction limited laser beam to achieve 40 times or better cavity enhancement, as demonstrated in low energy experiments in FY-07. The two primary obstacles to higher average brightness and conversion efficiency of laser pulse energy to gamma-rays are the relatively small Compton scattering cross-section and the typically low repetition rates of Joule-class interaction lasers (10 Hz). Only a small fraction (10{sup -10}) of the available laser photons is converted to gamma-rays, while the rest is discarded. To significantly reduce the average power requirements of the laser and increase the overall system efficiency, we can recirculate laser light for repeated interactions with electron bunches. Our pulse recirculation scheme is based on nonlinear frequency conversion, termed recirculation injection by nonlinear gating (RING), inside a passive cavity. The main objectives of the two year project were: (1) Validate the concept of RING pulse trapping and recirculation technique. Completed Sep. 07 (2) Develop cavity designs compatible with a laser-electron Compton light source. Completed January 08. (3) Demonstrate trapping and recirculation of laser pulses suitable for high brightness gamma-ray generation. Completed Aug. 08 Our project has established RING as a viable technology for enhancing Compton scattering based gamma-ray generation. With sufficient funding we can implement pulse recirculation on the next generation Mono-energetic Gamma-Ray machine under construction at LLNL.

Shverdin, M

2008-10-01

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Hospital Management Systems Demonstration; Final Report and Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The documentation of this project consists of the final report, a magnetic tape and other appendices through S. The tape contains the computer programs for The Admissions Scheduling and Control System: A Comprehensive Hospital Admissions Modeling and Simu...

J. R. Griffith W. M. Hancock

1977-01-01

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Final Results from U.S. FCEV Learning Demonstration.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 'Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project,' also known as the National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration, is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project started in 2004 and concluded in late 2011....

C. Ainscough G. Saur J. Kurtz K. Wipke S. Sprik T. Ramsden

2012-01-01

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Final report: In situ radio frequency heating demonstration  

Microsoft Academic Search

A field demonstration of in situ radio frequency heating was performed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) as part of the US Department of Energy-Office of Technology Development`s Integrated Demonstration. The objective of the demonstration was to investigate the effectiveness of in situ radio frequency (RF) heating as an enhancement to vacuum extraction of residual solvents (primarily trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene)

T. R. Jarosch; R. J. Beleski; D. Faust

1994-01-01

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Low Income Family Day Care Home Demonstration. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 1-year demonstration project was conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to help remove or reduce barriers to the participation of low-income family day care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). FNS funded six grantees to conduct a demonstration of three different strategies.…

Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.

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Mine Demonstration of Longwall Dust Control Techniques: Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report represents the results of in-mine demonstration of three dust control techniques for controlling respirable dust levels on shearer-longwall faces. The techniques were: water infusion, foam spray and reverse shearer drum rotation. The mines in ...

B. R. Pothini

1988-01-01

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Final Results from U.S. FCEV Learning Demonstration (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation discusses the objectives of the U.S. DOE Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Project, describes NREL's technology validation approach, and summarizes key technical results from the project.

Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C.; Saur, G.

2012-05-01

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Demonstration of Refrigeration: Waste Heat Recovery in Floriculture. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project demonstrated successful operation economically over a one year period when a savings of $3208 in electric power and natural gas heating costs indicated a payback period of 3 years. The installation used conventional refrigeration and building...

1985-01-01

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Experimental Demonstration Package Program. Canister Final Design Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Experimental Demonstration Package Program objective was to design and qualify a canister for encapsulating spent lightwater reactor fuel assemblies and the support equipment necessary for sealing the canister. These items will be used in preparing fu...

D. H. Kurasch D. F. Moran J. B. Wright

1980-01-01

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A Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluating System for St. Louis Park Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Implementation of a systematic approach to allocation of limited resources for the accomplishment of priority objectives for the St. Louis Park Public Schools (St. Louis Park, Minnesota) was established in 1986, in an effort to provide enhanced, understandable financial reporting and to demonstrate that school district resources are being used to…

Spannaus, Nancy K.

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Greater St. Louis Comprehensive Health Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The first edition of the Greater St. Louis Comprehensive Health Plan is presented by the Alliance for Regional Community Health, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri. The planning area encompasses three Illinois counties and four Missouri counties, as well as St. Lo...

1975-01-01

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Final report: In situ radio frequency heating demonstration  

SciTech Connect

A field demonstration of in situ radio frequency heating was performed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) as part of the US Department of Energy-Office of Technology Development`s Integrated Demonstration. The objective of the demonstration was to investigate the effectiveness of in situ radio frequency (RF) heating as an enhancement to vacuum extraction of residual solvents (primarily trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene) held in vadose zone clay deposits. Conventional soil vacuum extraction techniques are mass transfer limited because of the low permeabilities of the clays. By selectively heating the clays to temperatures at or above 100{degrees}C, the release or transport of the solvent vapors will be enhanced as a result of several factors including an increase in the contaminant vapor pressure and diffusivity and an increase in the effective permeability of the formation with the release of water vapor.

Jarosch, T.R.; Beleski, R.J.; Faust, D.

1994-01-05

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Demonstration forests in California: A directory. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Demonstration forests show resource management activity and offer an alternative way to publicize research results, transfer technology, educate, and share information. These forests offer the general public, forest landowner, forester, educator, politician, and media representative a vivid picture of differing management and silvicultural treatments and practices in a variety of forest types common to California. Thirty-nine demonstration or experimental forests are briefly described in terms of their geographic location, area, elevation, forest type and species, demonstration or research activities, facilities, access, and a contact. Forests are arranged by managing agency, and an alphabetical index is also provided. Included in an appendix are areas that contain features of botanical, cultural, scenic, geologic, or zoologic interest.

Ronald, J.L.

1992-11-01

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Out-of-tank evaporator demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The project reported here was conducted to demonstrate a skid-mounted, subatmospheric evaporator to concentrate liquid low-level waste (LLLW) stored in underground tanks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This waste is similar to wastes stored at Hanford and Savannah River. A single-stage subatmospheric evaporator rated to produce 90 gallons of distillate per hour was procured from Delta Thermal, Inc., of Pensacola, Florida, and installed in an existing building. During the 8-day demonstration, 22,000 gal of LLLW was concentrated by 25% with the evaporator system. Decontamination factors achieved averaged 5 x 10{sup 6} (i.e., the distillate contained five million times less Cesium 137 than the feed). Evaporator performance substantially exceeded design requirements and expectations based on bench-scale surrogate test data. Out-of tank evaporator demonstration operations successfully addressed the feasibility of hands-on maintenance. Demonstration activities indicate that: (1) skid-mounted, mobile equipment is a viable alternative for the treatment of ORNL LLLW, and (2) hands-on maintenance and decontamination for movement to another site is achievable. Cost analysis show that 10% of the demonstration costs will be immediately recovered by elimination of solidification and disposal costs. The entire cost of the demonstration can be recovered by processing the inventory of Melton Valley Storage Tank waste and/or sluice water prior to solidifications. An additional savings of approximately $200,000 per year can be obtained by processing newly generated waste through the system. The results indicate that this type of evaporator system should be considered for application across the DOE complex. 25 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

Lucero, A.J.; Jennings, H.L.; VanEssen, D.C. [and others

1998-02-01

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St. Louis FUSRAP Lessons Learned  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this paper is to present lessons learned from fours years' experience conducting Remedial Investigation and Remedial Action activities at the St. Louis Downtown Site (SLDS) under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Many FUSRAP sites are experiencing challenges conducting Remedial Actions within forecasted volume and budget estimates. The St. Louis FUSRAP lessons learned provide insight to options for cost effective remediation at FUSRAP sites. The lessons learned are focused on project planning (budget and schedule), investigation, design, and construction.

Eberlin, J.; Williams, D.; Mueller, D.

2003-02-26

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Ventures in Community Improvement. Final Report of the Demonstration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The development and operation of the Federally funded Ventures in Community Improvement Demonstration Project (VICI) and its impact on participant youths and communities are summarized in this report. VICI's purposes were (1) to provide young, minority, inner-city, high school dropouts with intensive skills training in the workplace that could…

Wolf, Wendy C.; And Others

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DEMONSTRATION OF RADON RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES - PHASE II. FINAL REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of a demonstration of radon resistant construction techniques. Sub-slab mitigation systems were installed (in accordance with draft standards) in 15 new Florida houses in 1992, and these houses have undergone extensive testing to validate techniques used ...

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SNOX demonstration project: Volume 1, Public design. Final report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The SNOX process, developed by Haldor Topsoe A/S and demonstrated and marketed in North America by ABB Environmental Systems (ABBES), is an innovative process which removes both sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from power plant flue gases. Sulfur dioxid...

1996-01-01

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FINAL SIMULATION RESULTS FOR DEMONSTRATION CASE 1 AND 2  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this DOE Vision-21 project work scope was to develop an integrated suite of software tools that could be used to simulate and visualize advanced plant concepts. Existing process simulation software did not meet the DOE's objective of ''virtual simulation'' which was needed to evaluate complex cycles. The overall intent of the DOE was to improve predictive tools for cycle analysis, and to improve the component models that are used in turn to simulate equipment in the cycle. Advanced component models are available; however, a generic coupling capability that would link the advanced component models to the cycle simulation software remained to be developed. In the current project, the coupling of the cycle analysis and cycle component simulation software was based on an existing suite of programs. The challenge was to develop a general-purpose software and communications link between the cycle analysis software Aspen Plus{reg_sign} (marketed by Aspen Technology, Inc.), and specialized component modeling packages, as exemplified by industrial proprietary codes (utilized by ALSTOM Power Inc.) and the FLUENT{reg_sign} computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code (provided by Fluent Inc). A software interface and controller, based on an open CAPE-OPEN standard, has been developed and extensively tested. Various test runs and demonstration cases have been utilized to confirm the viability and reliability of the software. ALSTOM Power was tasked with the responsibility to select and run two demonstration cases to test the software--(1) a conventional steam cycle (designated as Demonstration Case 1), and (2) a combined cycle test case (designated as Demonstration Case 2). Demonstration Case 1 is a 30 MWe coal-fired power plant for municipal electricity generation, while Demonstration Case 2 is a 270 MWe, natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant. Sufficient data was available from the operation of both power plants to complete the cycle configurations. Three runs were completed for each Demonstration Case--(1) an initial baseline run using the existing component libraries in Aspen Plus{reg_sign}, (2) a second run where one of the library components was replaced with an ALSTOM Power proprietary code, and (3) a third run where a cycle component was replaced with a FLUENT{reg_sign} CFD simulation. Each of the three runs was successfully completed over a range of loads. This report documents the case runs and discusses the viability and capabilities of the linkage/interface software.

David Sloan; Woodrow Fiveland

2003-10-15

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Nucla circulating atmospheric fluidized bed demonstration project. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Colorado-Ute Electric Association began a study to evaluate options for upgrading and extending the life of its Nucla power station in 1982. Located in southwestern Colorado near the town of Nucla, this station was commissioned in 1959 with a local bituminous coal as its design fuel for three identical stoker-fired units, each rated at 12.6 MW(e). Poor station efficiency, high fuel costs, and spiraling boiler maintenance costs forced the Nucla Station into low priority in the CUEA dispatch order as early as 1981. Among the options CUEA considered was to serve as a host utility to demonstrate Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC) technology. The anticipated environmental benefits and apparent attractive economics of a circulating AFBC led to Colorado-Ute`s decision to proceed with the design and construction of a demonstration project in 1984 at the Nucla facility.

Not Available

1991-10-01

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Dual-fuel school bus demonstration: Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the results of a demonstration of the capabilities of compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternate fuel source for school bus fleets. Three New York State school districts participated in the demonstration project by converting ten buses each to dual-fuel capability. The buses could use both CNG and gasoline or CNG and diesel fuel. Each district also installed a CNG refueling station to serve their buses. School bus fleets were chosen because of their large fuel use, advantageous usage patterns and the benefits which would accrue from reduced fuel costs. The report includes both quantitative and qualitative data summarizing bus fuel enonomy; bus maintenance costs; refueling station operating and maintenance costs; regulatory problems; safety; training and community acceptance. 41 figs., 29 tabs.

Not Available

1986-10-01

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Polyethylene encapsulation full-scale technology demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A full-scale integrated technology demonstration of a polyethylene encapsulation process, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Development (OTD), was conducted at the Environmental & Waste Technology Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL.) in September 1994. As part of the Polymer Solidification National Effort, polyethylene encapsulation has been developed and tested at BNL as an alternative solidification technology for improved, cost-effective treatment of low-level radioactive (LLW), hazardous and mixed wastes. A fully equipped production-scale system, capable of processing 900 kg/hr (2000 lb/hr), has been installed at BNL. The demonstration covered all facets of the integrated processing system including pre-treatment of aqueous wastes, precise feed metering, extrusion processing, on-line quality control monitoring, and process control.

Kalb, P.D.; Lageraaen, P.R.

1994-10-01

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Final Report - Navajo Electrification Demonstration Project - FY2004  

SciTech Connect

The Navajo Electrification Demonstration Project (NEDP) is a multi-year projects which addresses the needs of unserved Navajo Nation residents without basic electricity services. The Navajo Nation is the United States' largest tribe, in terms of population and land. An estimated 18,000 Navajo Nation homes do not have basic grid-tied electricity--and this third year of funding, known as NEDP-3, provided 351 power line extensions to Navajo families.

Kenneth L. Craig, Interim General Manager

2007-03-31

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BMDO: New Mexico Technology Transfer Demonstration Project. Interim final report  

SciTech Connect

The BMDO-New Mexico Technology Transfer Demonstration Project(BMDO-NM) was a collaborative effort among the national laboratories to identify and evaluate the commercial potential of selected SDI-funded technologies. The project was funded by BMDO (formerly known as the Strategic Defense Initiative Office or SDIO), the Technology Enterprise Division (NM-TED) of the NM Economic Development Division, and the three National Laboratories. The project was managed and supervised by SAGE Management Partners of Albuquerque, and project funding was administered through the University of New Mexico. The BMDO-NM Demonstration Project focused on the development of a process to assist technology developers in the evaluation of selected BMDO technology programs so that commercialization decisions can be made in an accelerated manner. The project brought together BMDO, the NM-TED, the University of New Mexico, and three New Mexico Federal laboratories -- Los Alamos (DOE), Phillips (DOD) and Sandia (DOE). Each national laboratory actively participated throughout the project through its technology transfer offices. New Mexico was selected as the site for the Demonstration Program because of its three national and federal research laboratories engaged in BMDO programs, and the existing relationship among state govemment, the labs, universities and local economic development and business assistance organizations. Subsequent Commercialization and Implementation phases for the selected technologies from LANL and SNL were completed by SAGE and the Project Team. Funding for those phases was provided by the individual labs as well as BMDO and NM-TED in kind services. NM-TED played a proactive role in this New Mexico partnership. Its mandate is to promote technology-based economic development, with a commitment to facilitate the use of technology by industry and business statewide. TED assumed the role of program manager and executing agent for BMDO in this demonstration project.

Not Available

1993-11-01

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Solar Heating and Hot Water System Installed at Saint Louis, Missouri.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The solar heating and hot water system installed at the William Tao & Associates, Inc., office building in St. Louis, Missouri is described, including maintenance and construction problems, final drawings, system requirements, and manufacturer's component...

1980-01-01

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Field demonstration of vapor phase TCE bioreactor. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), was to demonstrate the effectiveness of a vapor-phase bioreactor system for the destruction of trichloroethylene (TCE) from contaminated groundwater. A field demonstration was per-formed using groundwater at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site contaminated with a complex mixture of organic chemicals. This site is managed and operated by Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. for the Department of Energy (DOE). Analysis of the data generated during the test can be summarized in three major observations. First, TCE was degraded in the presence of all the organics found in the steam strip condensate. This was observed during treatment of both the steam strip condensate and condensate amended with TCE to increase its concentration relative to the other components. The conclusion that TCE was being biodegraded was supported by performing mass balance control experiments with the reactor and by tracking recalcitrant chemicals also present in the steam stripper condensate. Second, there appeared to be an initial lag period of up to 24 hours before onset of TCE degradation in the reactor. The source of this lag was not determined but could be related to either an acclimation of the microorganisms to other chemicals found in the condensate or reversible inhibitory effects on TCE degradation. The duration of TCE degradative activity was relatively short for only 2 to 5 days. compared to previous demonstrations where TCE was the sole contaminant. However, several of the runs were interrupted due to mechanical and not biological issues. Third, other chemical contaminants were also degraded. by the bacteria used in the vapor phase reactor which is consistent with previous work performed both at ENVIROGEN and elsewhere.

NONE

1994-12-14

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Dual-fuel school bus demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Three New York State school districts participated in the demonstration project by converting ten buses each to dual-fuel capability. The buses could use both CNG and gasoline or CNG and diesel fuel. Each district also installed a CNG refueling station to serve their buses. School bus fleets were chosen because of their large fuel use, advantageous usage patterns and the benefits that would accure from reduced fuel costs. The report includes both quantitative and qualitative data summarizing bus fuel economy; bus maintenance costs; regulatory problems; safety; training and community acceptance.

Not Available

1986-10-01

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Mine demonstration of longwall dust control techniques: Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report represents the results of in-mine demonstration of three dust control techniques for controlling respirable dust levels on shearer-longwall faces. The techniques were: water infusion, foam spray and reverse shearer drum rotation. The mines in which tests were conducted were in Upper Freeport seam and Pocahontas No. 3 seam. Both gravimetric samplers and GCA RAM-1 real time dust monitors were used for dust surveys. Dust control technology was reviewed, pertinent techniques were selected, equipment was procured and demonstrated as part of the program. The results indicated that water infusion can be readily implemented, foam spray holds promise, but requires more work to be done, and reverse drum rotations effective in select conditions. The tests showed that reversing cutting drum rotation has brought several positive results: (1) lower dust levels; (2) lower methane liberations; (3) improved productivity and (4) less fines. Although the improvements were only in the 10% range, the costs except for the initial change of cutting drums are nil. Therefore this technique should further be tested in soft seams with thick binder rock and also in hard blocky seams. Such investigations may lead to universal application of reverse drum rotation in the industry for beneficial reductions in respirable dust levels at insignificant costs. 13 refs., 34 figs.

Pothini, B.R.

1988-07-01

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In Situ Gaseous Reduction Pilot Demonstration - Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The demonstration of the IGRS approach conducted at SWMU 143 on the White Sands Missile Range has provided information needed to complete a technical performance assessment and cost analysis of the technology. At least 70% of the Cr(VI) present in contaminated sediment at the site was reduced, thus verifying the effectiveness of the approach. Most of the treatment occurred in a zone located from {approximately}4 to 10 ft below ground surface, which appears to be a higher permeability interval. A deeper zone from {approximately}10 to 16 ft that contains lower levels of contamination was essentially unaffected. The deeper zone is somewhat finer grained and has a higher clay content and is, thus, less permeable. It appears that most of the treatment gas was channeled through the higher, more-permeable zone and the lower zone was bypassed. Treatment of the lower zone could probably be accomplished, however, if a second injection well were installed and screened across the zone so that treatment gas could be forced into this interval. The amount of H{sub 2}S consumed during the test exceeded the amount predicted by the laboratory treatability study. In addition, the levels of H{sub 2}S observed at the extraction wells were relatively low, even though a significant level of treatment was observed at the site. It is inferred that interfering reactions or slower reaction kinetics are the likely source of consumption of extra H{sub 2}S observed in the field. Future laboratory work will be undertaken to investigate the nature of these chemical reactions and the reaction rates associated with the gaseous reduction of Cr(VI) in soils. Elucidation of these effects may reveal methods for improving the effectiveness of the technology and reducing unit costs. A life-cycle cost model was developed for the technology based on demonstration information (Hogan 1998). This model suggests that the technology should compare favorably with excavation from a cost basis for larger sites, especially when depths exceed 15 or 20 ft. Site-specific information should be provided as input to the model to evaluate this, however, because costs vary significantly, depending on site characteristics. The IGRS approach is considered ready for application as a remediation tool based on the success of the field demonstration at the White Sands Missile Range. It is expected that a large-scale test or deployment will take place at a US Department of Energy CrO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}} contaminated site within the next several years. In addition, further laboratory-testing activities are planned to identify other metal and radionuclide contaminants that can be immobilized through the gaseous reduction approach.

Thornton, E.C.; Phelan, J.M.; Giblin, J.T.; Olsen, K.B.; Miller, R.D.; Gilmore, T.J.

1999-02-23

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Intergovernmental Advanced Stationary PEM Fuel Cell System Demonstration Final Report  

SciTech Connect

A program to complete the design, construction and demonstration of a PEMFC system fuelled by Ethanol, LPG or NG for telecom applications was initiated in October 2007. Early in the program the economics for Ethanol were shown to be unfeasible and permission was given by DOE to focus on LPG only. The design and construction of a prototype unit was completed in Jun 2009 using commercially available PEM FC stack from Ballard Power Systems. During the course of testing, the high pressure drop of the stack was shown to be problematic in terms of control and stability of the reformer. Also, due to the power requirements for air compression the overall efficiency of the system was shown to be lower than a similar system using internally developed low pressure drop FC stack. In Q3 2009, the decision was made to change to the Plug power stack and a second prototype was built and tested. Overall net efficiency was shown to be 31.5% at 3 kW output. Total output of the system is 6 kW. Using the new stack hardware, material cost reduction of 63% was achieved over the previous Alpha design. During a November 2009 review meeting Plug Power proposed and was granted permission, to demonstrate the new, commercial version of Plug Power's telecom system at CERL. As this product was also being tested as part of a DOE Topic 7A program, this part of the program was transferred to the Topic 7A program. In Q32008, the scope of work of this program was expanded to include a National Grid demonstration project of a micro-CHP system using hightemperature PEM technology. The Gensys Blue system was cleared for unattended operation, grid connection, and power generation in Aug 2009 at Union College in NY state. The system continues to operate providing power and heat to Beuth House. The system is being continually evaluated and improvements to hardware and controls will be implemented as more is learned about the system's operation. The program is instrumental in improving the efficiency and reducing costs of PEMFC based power systems using LPG fuel and continues to makes steps towards meeting DOE's targets. Plug Power would like to thank DOE for their support of this program.

Rich Chartrand

2011-08-31

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Town of Edinburg landfill reclamation demonstration project. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A landfill reclamation demonstration project was hosted at the Town of Edinburg municipal landfill in northwest Saratoga County, with majority funding provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The report examines various separation techniques employed at the site and appropriate uses for reclaimed materials. Specifications regarding engineered work plans, health and safety monitoring, and contingency preparedness are discussed. Major potential applications and benefits of using landfill reclamation technology at existing landfills are identified and discussed. The research and development aspect of the report also examines optimal screening technologies, site selection protocol and the results of a test burn of reclaimed waste at a waste-to-energy facility. Landfill reclamation costs are developed, and economic comparisons are made between reclamation costs and conventional landfill closure costs, with key criteria identified.

Not Available

1992-05-15

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Small Generator Demonstration Project. Final report. [South Tacoma area  

SciTech Connect

The Small Generator Demonstration Project is an experimental effort to decrease the amount of hazardous waste being mishandled and improperly disposed by small businesses in the South Tacoma area of Tacoma, WA. This one-year project is centered around a program of education stressing voluntary compliance to increase recycling and decrease improper waste disposal. The project is designed to make the alternative waste-handling practices presented to the business community easy, inexpensive, and permanent by identifying available disposal resources such as local recyclers. 116 small businesses ranging from the automotive to the wood-products industry were visited and notified of safe methods of handling and disposing of their hazardous wastes. This information resulted in 40% of the businesses with waste-handling problems changing to proper waste disposal.

Not Available

1985-02-01

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Town of Edinburg landfill reclamation demonstration project. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Landfill reclamation is the process of excavating a solid waste landfill to recover materials, reduce environmental impacts, restore the land resource, and, in some cases, extend landfill life. Using conventional surface mining techniques and specialized separation equipment, a landfill may be separated into recyclable material, combustible material, a soil/compost fraction and residual waste. A landfill reclamation demonstration project was hosted at the Town of Edinburg municipal landfill in northwest Saratoga County. The report examines various separation techniques employed at the site and appropriate uses for reclaimed materials. Specifications regarding engineered work plans, health and safety monitoring, and contingency preparedness are discussed. Major potential applications and benefits of using landfill reclamation technology at existing landfills are identified and discussed. The research and development aspect of the report also examines optimal screening technologies, site selection protocol and the results of a test burn of reclaimed waste at a waste-to-energy facility. Landfill reclamation costs are developed, and economic comparisons are made between reclamation costs and conventional landfill closure costs, with key criteria identified. The results indicate that, although dependent on site-specific conditions and economic factors, landfill reclamation can be a technically and economically feasible alternative or companion to conventional landfill closure under a range of favorable conditions. Feasibility can be determined only after an investigation of the variety of landfill conditions and reclamation options.

Not Available

1992-05-15

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Field demonstrations of communication systems for distribution automation. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the results of a field demonstration of the use of UHF radio links in the 950-MHz portion of the spectrum as a communication medium for performing automated electric power distribution. Prototype radiohardware was combined with logic and control equipment developed by Westinghouse for power-line carrier automated distribution systems. Transceivers were used in the remote interactive terminals. 3dbm transceivers were used in the Central Base Station and the three Primary Radio Terminals, which functioned as system repeaters. Pre-installation field-strength measurements were made along selected radials and in spot locations to characterize the anticipated field-strength contours that would be encountered during the operational testing. A propagation model was developed that accurately predicted the conditions actually recorded. Post-installation measurements were used to further calibrate the computer model. The resulting propagation analysis proved exceedingly effective in characterizing a UHF radio system for digital communication. Data collected during a 10-month operational period supports the conclusion that 950-MHz radio is a viable communications medium for performing utility automated distribution functions. The system consists of 250 remote terminals, each interrogated from three sites. This provides 750 paths for communication performance evaluation.The reliability of the prototype radio units used in this project fell below that predicted through MTBF analysis, and did not meet utility reliability standards. The logic and control circuitry and central station required very little maintenance during the test.

Not Available

1981-06-01

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Silo 3 Vacuum Wand Demonstration Test Final Report  

SciTech Connect

Silo 3, a freestanding, pre-stressed concrete, domed cylindrical tank, located at the Fernald Closure Project near Cincinnati, Ohio, contains approximately 5,100 cubic yards of metal oxide waste generated from Fernald operations that extracted uranium from ore material. The baseline for the Silo 3 Project is to remove a portion of this material from the silo pneumatically by inserting vacuum retrieval wands and/or hoses in existing manways on the silo dome. After the loose material has been removed by the pneumatic system, the project intends to cut an opening in the silo wall and use a mechanical excavator to complete removal of the remaining material, including possible combination with pneumatic retrieval. Fluor Fernald previously requested that the Department of Energy Environmental Management Office of Science and Technology provide a Technical Assistance Team to review this approach. One of the key recommendations made by this team was to assess the wand operability, effectiveness, reliability, and safety in a mock-up test. A team was convened to develop the test plan, build the demonstration test loop, and perform the tests. The tests focused primarily on the operability of the system, and to a significantly lesser extent process performance. This report documents the results for the testing completed in April 2003. Based upon the testing performed, the team identified several key issues to be incorporated into the design and operation of the retrieval system.

Steve Birrer

2003-06-01

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Final report on Thermally Modified Sand demonstration project  

SciTech Connect

The use of salt and salt/sand mixtures on icy roadway surfaces has dramatically increased during the past 30 years. Despite extensive documentation on salt related damage to the roadway improvements, vehicles and the environment, road maintenance departments have continued to rely on this practice. Road maintenance departments in northern climate areas have long recognized the safety benefits for public mobility on icy roadways from the use of sand. As an abrasive material, the sand improves the surface traction that results in more drivable and less hazardous road conditions during the winter months. Stockpiles of pure sand stored during the winter months oftentimes freeze into large unworkable, monolithic piles. To maintain a free-flowing condition, it has been found to be necessary to add salt to the sand. The addition of salt in amounts ranging from 5 to 10 percent to that of sand, is usually sufficient to provide relatively free-flowing abrasive material that could be stored in stockpiles and applied to icy road surfaces with conventional sand spreading trucks. Another alternative for winter storage of pure sand to maintain a free-flowing condition is in humidity-controlled, heated buildings. As would be expected, this method has high capital and operating costs. and not cost effective for general highway maintenance use. The invention demonstrated herein is a method of thermally modifying pure sand that will remain in a free-flowing state throughout the winter season without the need for the salt additive. The thermally modified sand provides an abrasive material that when applied to icy roads does not cause environmental and corrosive damage as done by the application of sand with salt. By employing a very simple process of freezing screened sand particles by forced air convection under subfreezing conditions, the invention creates a product that has significant value in terms of economic and environmental benefits.

Not Available

1994-09-23

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St. Louis Harbor Electroluminescent (EL) Bridge Lighting Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In March 1986, Coast Guard R & D Center engineers deployed two prototype electroluminescent lighting arrays on the main span of the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis Harbor. THe objective was to demonstrate the concept of extended light sources as applied...

T. S. Winslow M. B. Mandler

1987-01-01

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Amendment to Final Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) Background Document for Organophosphorus Wastes (K036 Nonwastewaters).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The amendment to the Final Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) Background Document for Organophosphorus Wastes presents: (1) a discussion of incineration as an additional applicable and demonstrated technology for treating disulfoton, the propos...

R. Kinch M. Cunningham

1990-01-01

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Saint Louis University Earthquake Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Saint Louis University (SLU) Earthquake Center provides recent Midwest earthquake locations, the history of central U.S. earthquakes, a link for reporting an earthquake, historic earthquake and instrument photographs, and explanations of the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale. There are earthquake information flyers, links to course websites and course notes, a textbook description, computer tools and earthquake catalogs, and recent theses and dissertations. There are also links to seismic systems and networks as well as SLU network reports.

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Investigation of the Interaction of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus with Tissue Culture Cells.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Reproduction of the St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus is demonstrated to occur in primary and continuous tissue cultures of various origin. The virus is the most actively reproduced in cultures of chicken fibroblast cells (CFC), human embryo, fibroblasts...

B. A. Emelyanov L. A. Monastyreva

1972-01-01

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St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project  

USGS Publications Warehouse

St. Louis has experienced minor earthquake damage at least 12 times in the past 200 years. Because of this history and its proximity to known active earthquake zones, the St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project will produce digital maps that show variability of earthquake hazards in the St. Louis area. The maps will be available free via the internet. They can be customized by the user to show specific areas of interest, such as neighborhoods or transportation routes.

Williams, Robert A.; Steckel, Phyllis; Schweig, Eugene

2007-01-01

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Cancer mortality and the method of chlorination of public drinking water: St. Louis City and St. Louis County, Missouri  

Microsoft Academic Search

St. Louis City and St. Louis County, Missouri share the same public drinking water source, namely the Missouri River. The all cancer and most organ specific cancer mortality rates have been consistently and considerably higher for St. Louis City than for St. Louis County for the period 1960 through 1972. A change in the St. Louis County water treatment process,

C. J. Marienfeld; M. Collins; H. Wright; R. Reddy; G. Shoop; P. Rust

1986-01-01

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Final Design Report for the Prototypical Consolidation Demonstration Project (Engineering Materials): Phase 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents NUTECH's final design of a dry, spent fuel rod consolidation system. The scope of Phase 2 of the PCDP has resulted in a final design, plus all of the engineering documentation required to demonstrate that the specified design require...

1987-01-01

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WATER TREATMENT AT ST. LOUIS, MO  

PubMed Central

With three kinds of water, Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers, of different natures, and coming in an infinite variety of mixtures, St. Louis has peculiar water supply problems. This outline of methods will interest water engineers. Of the success of the St. Louis methods, the low mortality rates of the city are evidence.

Wall, Edward E.

1920-01-01

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Vertical transmission of St. Louis encephalitis virus to autogenously developed eggs of Aedes atropalpus mosquitoes.  

PubMed

Vertical transmission of St. Louis encephalitis virus was demonstrated by a strain of Aedes atropalpus mosquitoes from Garrett County, MD. Five-day-old parental females containing fully formed autogenous eggs were infected by intrathoracic inoculation. St. Louis encephalitis virus was detected in batches of fertilized eggs and fourth instar larvae. Estimated filial infection rates of approximately 1% were observed for both eggs and larvae. PMID:2098473

Pelz, E G; Freier, J E

1990-12-01

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St. Louis encephalitis in Arkansas.  

PubMed

The first outbreak of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) in Arkansas occurred in Pine Bluff (Jefferson County) during July-August 1991. Cases of SLE were identified mainly through reporting by physicians in Jefferson and surrounding counties. In addition, testing of stored cerebrospinal fluid specimens, a hospital chart review, and a serosurvey were performed in Pine Bluff. Twenty-eight Arkansas residents, five of whom died, had cases of SLE. Half the case patients were over age 60, and nearly half had hypertension. The serosurvey confirmed that infection with the SLE virus was not new to Pine Bluff, and that most infections in 1991 were asymptomatic. Arkansas physicians may see more cases of SLE in 1992. SLE epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and preventive measures are reviewed. PMID:1517179

Bleed, D M; Marfin, A A; Karabatsos, N; Moore, P; Tsai, T; Olin, A C; Lofgren, J P; Higdem, B; Townsend, T E

1992-08-01

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Final design report for the Prototypical Consolidation Demonstration Project, Phase 2: Drawings (Engineering Materials)  

SciTech Connect

This report documents NUTECH's final design of a dry, spent fuel rod consolidation system. The scope of Phase 2 of the PCDP has resulted in a final design, plus all of the engineering documentation required to demonstrate that the specified design requirements for the system are satisfied by that design. This document provides engineering drawings regarding equipment design. Reference DOE/ID/12647--2-Vols.1-6.

Not Available

1987-01-01

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Final design report for the Prototypical Consolidation Demonstration Project, Phase 2: Drawings (Engineering Materials)  

SciTech Connect

This report documents NUTECH's final design of a dry, spent fuel rod consolidation system. The scope of Phase 2 of the PCDP has resulted in a final design, plus all of the engineering documentation required to demonstrate that the specified design requirements for the system are satisfied by that design. This document contains engineering drawings pertaining to equipment design. Reference DOE/ID/12647--2-Vols.1-6.

Not Available

1987-01-01

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Final design report for the Prototypical Consolidation Demonstration Project, Phase 2: Drawings (Engineering Materials)  

SciTech Connect

This report documents NUTECH's final design of a dry, spent fuel rod consolidation system. The scope of Phase 2 of the PCDP has resulted in a final design, plus all of the engineering documentation required to demonstrate that the specified design requirements for the system are satisfied by that design. This document provides engineering drawings pertaining to equipment design. Reference DOE/ID/12647--2-Vols.1-6.

Not Available

1987-01-01

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Hawaii Demonstration Project to Avert Unintended Teenage Pregnancy: 1978-1982. Final Report. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report provides a descriptive overview of three approaches which the Hawaii Demonstration Project initiated to reduce unintended teenage pregnancies. Project evaluation findings are summarized; both qualitative and quantitative data are presented for a comprehensive picture of the project and its input. Project limitations and…

Levitt-Merin, Marta; Sutter, Sharon Kingdon

88

Child Abuse and Neglect: A Resource Demonstration Program for Region IX. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Demonstration Resource Center was developed and funded for 3 years in Region IX of the United States (excluding Arizona) to establish a regional network for coordination and service delivery in child abuse and neglect. This final report states the purpose and lists the objectives of the center project, providing a brief overview of general…

Swinger, Hershel K.

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Project TIES: Towards Inclusion in Early Settings Model Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes the activities and outcomes of Project TIES (Towards Inclusion in Early Education), a federally funded demonstration model training program designed to enhance the abilities of child care providers and trainers to include young children, birth to five, with disabilities in developmentally appropriate child care…

Willis, Clarissa A.

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Partners Plus: Families and Caregivers in Partnerships. Model Demonstration. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of Partners Plus: Families and Caregivers in Partnerships, a model demonstration project designed to expand respite care options for families of children (birth to 8 years old) with disabilities. The program uses a natural and family-centered model that involves families in the design,…

Garland, Corrine W.; Frank, Adrienne; Ownby, Lisa L.

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Final design report for the Prototypical Consolidation Demonstration Project, Phase 2: Drawings (Engineering Materials)  

SciTech Connect

This report documents NUTECH's final design of a dry, spent fuel rod consolidation system. The scope of Phase 2 of the PCDP has resulted in a final design, plus all of the engineering documentation required to demonstrate that the specified design requirements for the system are satisfied by that design. All the details of NUTECH's final design are described in this PCDP Phase 2 final design report. Compliance with the generic functional requirements, the TAN-specific functional requirements, and all applicable codes and standards is documented in this report. Detailed descriptions are provided of all consolidation equipment and support systems, plus the remote operations and maintenance systems. The equipment and operational systems required for decontamination and radioactive waste management, as well as the other facility and operating requirements are discussed in this report. This document provides the PCDP drawing tree. Reference DOE/ID/12647--2-Vols.1-6

Not Available

1987-01-01

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Final design report for the Prototypical Consolidation Demonstration Project (Engineering Materials): Phase 2  

SciTech Connect

This report documents NUTECH's final design of a dry, spent fuel rod consolidation system. The scope of Phase 2 of the PCDP has resulted in a final design, plus all of the engineering documentation required to demonstrate that the specified design requirements for the system are satisfied by that design. All the details of NUTECH's final design are described in this PCDP Phase 2 final design report. Compliance with the generic functional requirements, the TAN-specific functional requirements, and all applicable codes and standards is documented in this report. Detailed descriptions are provided of all consolidation equipment and support systems, plus the remote operations and maintenance systems. The equipment and operational systems required for decontamination and radioactive waste management, as well as the other facility and operating requirements are discussed in this report. Reference CAPE-3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, and 3012.

Not Available

1987-12-01

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Genetic variation of St. Louis encephalitis virus.  

PubMed

St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) has been regularly isolated throughout the Americas since 1933. Previous phylogenetic studies involving 62 isolates have defined seven major lineages (I-VII), further divided into 14 clades. In this study, 28 strains isolated in Texas in 1991 and 2001-2003, and three older, previously unsequenced strains from Jamaica and California were sequenced over the envelope protein gene. The inclusion of these new sequences, and others published since 2001, has allowed better delineation of the previously published SLEV lineages, in particular the clades of lineage II. Phylogenetic analysis of 106 isolates identified 13 clades. All 1991 and 2001-2003 isolates from Nueces, Jefferson and Harris Counties (Texas Gulf Coast) group in clade IIB with other isolates from these counties isolated during the 1980s and 1990s. This lack of evidence for introduction of novel strains into the Texas Gulf Coast over a long period of time is consistent with overwintering of SLEV in this region. Two El Paso isolates, both from 2002, group in clade VA with recent Californian isolates from 1998-2001 and some South American strains with a broad temporal range. Overall, these data are consistent with multiple introductions of SLEV from South America into North America, and provide support for the hypothesis that in most situations, SLEV circulates within a locality, with occasional incursions from other areas. Finally, SLEV has much lower nucleotide (10.1 %) and amino acid variation (2.8 %) than other members of the Japanese encephalitis virus complex (maximum variation 24.6 % nucleotide and 11.8 % amino acid). PMID:18632961

May, Fiona J; Li, Li; Zhang, Shuliu; Guzman, Hilda; Beasley, David W C; Tesh, Robert B; Higgs, Stephen; Raj, Pushker; Bueno, Rudy; Randle, Yvonne; Chandler, Laura; Barrett, Alan D T

2008-08-01

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13. Photocopy of illustration in St. Louis Illustrated, 1876. Original ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

13. Photocopy of illustration in St. Louis Illustrated, 1876. Original in library of Lehmann Building, Missouri Botanical Garden. 'SHAW'S GARDEN,' BIRD'S EYE VIEW FROM THE SOUTH - Missouri Botanical Garden, 2345 Tower Grove Avenue, Saint Louis, Independent City, MO

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Analysis of Metro-Link Performance in Saint Louis, Missouri  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1946 St. Louis Public Service Company, Missouri, the eighth largest transit system in the United States, was a highly respected metropolitan operation. In 1993 the St. Louis transit system was no longer among the 30 largest systems. The precipitous decline paralleled a 61% decline in the city of St. Louis population, offset by only modest suburban population growth. In

Edson L Tennyson

2005-01-01

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FY98 final report for the expedited technology demonstration project: demonstration test results for the integrated MSO waste treatment system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Molten Salt Oxidation (MSO) is a promising alternative to incineration for the treatment of a variety of organic wastes. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has prepared a facility in which an integrated pilot-scale MSO treatment system is being tested and demonstrated. The system consists of a MSO vessel with a dedicated off-gas treatment system, a salt recycle system, feed preparation

M G Adamson; D L Hipple; R W Hopper; P C Hsu

1998-01-01

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Enteric Bacteriophages in Saint Louis Bay, Mississippi.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Samples from four stations in Saint Louis Bay, Mississippi were examined monthly for the presence of enteric bacteriophages over the period from July 1971 to March 1972. The samples were of surface and bottom water, bottom sediment, and surface and gut of...

J. O. Graves

1972-01-01

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Haunting and History in Louis Sachar's Holes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since western history and the mythopoetic Old West are becoming increasingly rare themes in contemporary juvenile fiction, it is worthwhile to consider a popular narrative that relies heavily on the haunting presence of the Old West in the New West. Louis Sachar's novel Holes (1998), and Disney's 2003 film adaptation of it, suggest that the present is haunted by troublesome

2010-01-01

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St. Louis Air Pollutant Emission Inventory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of an emission inventory of air pollutant sources in the St. Louis metropolitan area, based primarily on the rapid survey technique. The objectives of this study were to determine the total quantities of the various air po...

M. McGraw K. Bakke J. Fensterstock G. Duggan

1968-01-01

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St. Louis Educational Museum: A Centennial Commemoration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The St. Louis, Missouri Educational Museum has its roots in the 1904 Centennial Exposition, held at Forest Park on the edge of the city. The theme of the exposition was education and technology. Seventy thousand local school children visited the exposition, and at its conclusion an initiative was launched to purchase some of the exhibitions as…

Allen, James A.

2005-01-01

101

St. Louis Educational Museum: A Centennial Commemoration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The St. Louis, Missouri Educational Museum has its roots in the 1904 Centennial Exposition, held at Forest Park on the edge of the city. The theme of the exposition was education and technology. Seventy thousand local school children visited the exposition, and at its conclusion an initiative was launched to purchase some of the exhibitions as…

Allen, James A.

2005-01-01

102

Teaching for Thinking: Louis E. Raths Revisited.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Louis Raths has pointed out the relationship between thinking capability and certain identifiable student behaviors. This article presents eight student behavior patterns that, according to Raths, show evidence of impaired thinking skills. Discusses activities that contribute to growth in thinking and identifies teacher behaviors that inhibit…

Wassermann, Selma

1987-01-01

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Presence of Selected Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Water and Bottom Sediment from the St. Louis River, St. Louis Bay, and Superior Bay, Minnesota and Wisconsin, 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The St. Louis Bay of Lake Superior receives substantial urban runoff, wastewater treatment plant effluent, and industrial effluent. In 1987, the International Joint Commission designated the St. Louis Bay portion of the lower St. Louis River as one of the...

K. A. Kieta K. E. Lee S. M. Elliott V. G. Christensen

2012-01-01

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St. Louis airport site annual environmental report for calendar year 1990, St. Louis, Missouri  

SciTech Connect

Environmental monitoring of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS) and surrounding area began in 1984. SLAPS is part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP), a DOE program to decontaminate or otherwise control sites where residual radioactive materials remain from the early years of the nation's atomic energy program or from commercial operations causing conditions that Congress has authorized DOE to remedy. Monitoring results are compared with applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards; federal, state, and local applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs); and/or DOE derived concentration guidelines (DCGs). Environmental standards, ARARs, and DCGs are established to protect public health and the environment. Results from the 1990 environmental monitoring program demonstrated that the concentrations of contaminants of concern were all below applicable standards, ARARs, and guidelines. Site activities in 1990 were limited to maintenance. SLAPS was in compliance with all applicable regulations during 1990 and has remained in compliance since 1984, when the environmental monitoring program and remedial action began.

Not Available

1991-08-01

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St. Louis Integrated Immunization Information System.  

PubMed

The immunization rate for St. Louis, Missouri, children age two and younger is only 49 percent, below the statewide rate of 64 percent and far below the estimated national rate of 75 percent. In response to this crisis, the St. Louis Integrated Immunization Information System (SLIIIS) was designed to establish an on-line immunization information system, identify barriers to immunization among health care providers and the client population, and implement methods for removing these barriers. Available to both public and private health care providers, SLIIIS uses a population-based approach to monitoring and improving immunization levels in the Eastern Missouri Region. SLIIIS was initiated by a partnership of an academic center with community agencies and institutions. Review of initial development efforts and system design may be valuable to others involved in creating regionally integrated information systems. PMID:10183174

Wei, F; Wright, K; Cook, M A; Heaton, T M

1997-09-01

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Final West Valley Demonstration Project Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement, Cattaraugus County, West Valley, New York  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the ''Final West Valley Demonstration Project Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement'' is to provide information on the environmental impacts of the Department of Energy's proposed action to ship radioactive wastes that are either currently in storage, or that will be generated from operations over the next 10 years, to offsite disposal locations, and to continue its ongoing onsite waste management activities. Decommissioning or long-term stewardship decisions will be reached based on a separate EIS that is being prepared for that decisionmaking. This EIS evaluates the environmental consequences that may result from actions to implement the proposed action, including the impacts to the onsite workers and the offsite public from waste transportation and onsite waste management. The EIS analyzes a no action alternative, under which most wastes would continue to be stored onsite over the next 10 years. It also analyzes an alternative under which certain wastes would be shipped to interim offsite storage locations prior to disposal. The Department's preferred alternative is to ship wastes to offsite disposal locations.

N /A

2004-01-16

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77 FR 69920 - Notice of Availability of a Final Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement, for the Chicago, IL to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO High Speed Rail Corridor Program and Tier 2 Evaluation for the Springfield Rail Improvements Project AGENCY: Federal Railroad...Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri High Speed Rail Corridor Program. The Final EIS...

2012-11-21

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1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis I. Schwartz, Photographer August, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis I. Schwartz, Photographer August, 1958 HOUSE AND ENVIRONMENT, FROM NORTHWEST. - John Falls Walker House, 344 East Bay Street, Charleston, Charleston County, SC

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Phase 1 Final status survey plan for the West Valley demonstration project.  

SciTech Connect

This plan provides the technical basis and associated protocols to support Phase 1 final status survey (FSS) data collection and interpretation as part of the West Valley Demonstration Project Phase 1 Decommissioning Plan process. This plan is consistent with the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM). The Phase 1 Decommissioning Plan provides the relevant derived concentration guideline levels (DCGLs) for the Phase 1 radionuclides of interest. This plan includes protocols that will be applied to the deep excavations planned for Waste Management Area (WMA) 1 and WMA 2, for surface soils outside the WMA 1 and WMA 2 excavations that do not have contamination impacts at depths greater than one meter, and for areas that are used for Phase 1 contaminated soil lay-down purposes. All excavated and lay-down areas will be classified as MARSSIM Class 1 areas. Surface soils that have not been excavated, are not expected to exceed DCGLs, and do not have contamination impacts at depths greater than one meter will be divided into either Class 1 or Class 2 areas depending on the expected potential for surface soil contamination in those areas. The plan uses gamma scans combined with biased soil samples to address DCGLemc concerns. The plan uses systematic soil sampling combined with area factors to address DCGLw and DCGLemc concerns. The Sign test will be used to statistically evaluate DCGLw compliance. If the results from the characterization sampling and analysis plan (CSAP) data collection indicate that background may be a significant issue for Sign test implementation, the Wilcoxon rank sum (WRS) test will be used instead to demonstrate DCGLw compliance. A reference area will be selected on the basis of CSAP data results if the WRS test becomes a necessity. The WMA 1 excavation footprint includes approximately 476 foundation pilings that will be trimmed and left in place. Piling-specific systematic and biased sampling will be conducted to address concerns that these pilings may have served as preferential flow pathways into the underlying Lavery till. Phase 1 FSS data collection results will be summarized, presented, and interpreted in one or more FSS reports.

Johnson, R. L. (Environmental Science Division)

2011-05-31

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Demonstration of a south wall glazing retrofit for solar heating. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

The building was assessed for its solar retrofit potential, and specific system types were identified as being applicable to the house. These include a Trombe-type wall, a low-mass air-heating collector, a seasonally glazed porch and an attached solar greenhouse. Two other solar space heating retrofits are included in the demonstration, having been built prior to the beginning of the Project. These include a south-facing skylight and a south-facing dormer, both of which provide direct-gain space heating. Along with the preliminary solar design, space heating load analysis and solar fraction (solar load ratio) calculations were made. Also, the instrumentation system was designed and some preliminary construction details were developed. During the construction phase the instrumentation was installed. Following construction operation of the Solar Wall was begun for the winter of 1981-82. A breakdown of the computer data acquisition system precluded the collection of solar and building temperature data for that winter. Fuel use data, however, was collected for comparison with previous and future space heating seasons. Further refinements to the Solar Wall were made through the summer of 1982. A complete energy audit was done for the entire house, and recommended conservation improvements were also made at this time. The computer data acquisition system was finally repaired to allow data collection for the heating season of 1982-83. For this heating season there will be improved operation of the Solar Wall combined with a house that is itself more efficient from a conservation standpoint.

Carter, J.; Flower, R.; Klein, C.

1983-01-01

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33 CFR 165.825 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. 165.825 Section...825 Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. (a) Location...by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, St. Louis or designated...

2009-07-01

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33 CFR 165.825 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. 165.825 Section...825 Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. (a) Location...by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, St. Louis or designated...

2010-07-01

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Obituary: John Louis Perdrix, 1926-2005  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

John Perdrix, astronomical historian and co-founder of the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, died on 27 June 2005. John Louis Perdrix was born in Adelaide, Australia, on 30 June 1926. After studying chemistry at Melbourne Technical College and working in industry, he joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's Division of Minerals and Geochemistry. In 1974 the Division relocated to the Western Australian capital, Perth, and John spent the rest of his working life there involved in geochemical research. From his teenage years John had a passion for astronomy, which he fine-tuned through the Astronomical Society of Victoria and the Victorian Branch of the British Astronomical Association. He was very active in both groups, serving as President of the former and Secretary/Treasurer of the latter. He was also an FRAS, and a member of the AAS, the BAA parent body, and the IAU (Commission 41)?no mean feat for an Australian amateur astronomer. Throughout his life, he was a strong advocate of close amateur-professional relations. John's main research interest was history of astronomy, and over the years he wrote a succession of research papers, mainly about aspects of Australian astronomy. His well-researched and neatly-illustrated papers on the Melbourne Observatory and the Great Melbourne Telescope are classics, and when the Observatory's future was in the balance they played a key role in the State Government's decision to convert this unique facility into a museum precinct. To support his research activities, John built up an amazing library that developed its own distinctive personality and quickly took over his house and garage before invading commercial storage facilities! Apart from writing papers, John had an even greater passion for editing and publishing. From 1985 to 1997 he produced the Australian Journal of Astronomy, and in 1998 this was replaced by the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage (JAH2). Both journals appeared under the banner of his own publishing house, Astral Press, until 2005 when JAH2 was transferred to the Centre of Astronomy at James Cook University. When cancer was first diagnosed, this did not deter John, and he continued to pursue his astronomical and editorial interests. Early in 2005 the cancer was in remission and John decided to make one final overseas trip, a long-anticipated visit to St. Petersburg. It was while he was returning to Australia that the illness aggressively reappeared, and he was taken off the airplane at Dubai and died peacefully in Rashid Hospital three days later. He was just three days short of his seventy-ninth birthday. Always the consummate gentleman, John Perdrix had a keen sense of humor and was wonderful company. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our condolences go to his six children, Louise, John, Timothy, Fleur, Lisa and Angella.

Orchiston, D. Wayne

2006-12-01

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Drought-induced amplification of Saint Louis encephalitis virus, Florida.  

PubMed

We used a dynamic hydrology model to simulate water table depth (WTD) and quantify the relationship between Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) transmission and hydrologic conditions in Indian River County, Florida, from 1986 through 1991, a period with an SLEV epidemic. Virus transmission followed periods of modeled drought (specifically low WTDs 12 to 17 weeks before virus transmission, followed by a rising of the water table 1 to 2 weeks before virus transmission). Further evidence from collections of Culex nigripalpus (the major mosquito vector of SLEV in Florida) suggests that during extended spring droughts vector mosquitoes and nestling, juvenile, and adult wild birds congregate in selected refuges, facilitating epizootic amplification of SLEV. When the drought ends and habitat availability increases, the SLEV-infected Cx. nigripalpus and wild birds disperse, initiating an SLEV transmission cycle. These findings demonstrate a mechanism by which drought facilitates the amplification of SLEV and its subsequent transmission to humans. PMID:12023912

Shaman, Jeffrey; Day, Jonathan F; Stieglitz, Marc

2002-06-01

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University of St. Louis: Lunar Meteorites  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis comes this very informational site about meteors. The opening page of the site would serve a novice meteorite researcher in her or his discovery about these rocks from outside of the earth -- including information on how meteorites are named, where they come from, why they are important, etc. The site explains the difference between meteorites and meteoroids. Also of note is the List of Lunar Meteorites which opens up an up-to-date listing, "in approximate order of decreasing alumina concentration" of several meteorites found in the last twenty years.

2008-02-29

116

Purdue University: Louis de Branges' Mathematics Proof  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A Purdue University mathematician, Louis de Branges de Bourcia, claims to have proven the Riemann hypothesis. A competition, which awards a $1 million prize to the first person who proves the hypothesis, motivated this mathematician to post his results on this website, rather than wait for it to appear in a journal. According to the Purdue University press release, de Branges invites other mathematicians to examine his efforts. Four papers are currently available, including the "Apology for the proof of the Riemann hypothesis." This site is also reviewed in the June 18, 2004 _NSDL MET Report_.

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Microbes 2 : Louis Pasteur a microbe discoverer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Microbes 2: Louis Pasteur a Microbe Discoverer focuses on Pasteur and his discovery of microorganisms. Students know about germs for example, they know to wash their hands to prevent spreading germs and are ready to learn about the discovery of them. Middle-school students may not be able to imagine a world in which people did not know germs existed, because in general, students often have difficulty understanding that the beliefs, values, attitudes, and points of view of people in the past are different from those today.

2002-01-01

118

Legal needle buying in St. Louis.  

PubMed Central

This study sought to determine if and why barriers to the over-the-counter purchase of syringes in the St. Louis metropolitan area might exist, given that no ordinance prohibits such a sale there. Two male research assistants (one African American, one White) approached 33 of the area's pharmacies to buy syringes. In 14 of those pharmacies, either the purchase was refused or the minimum number of syringes that could be bought was so large (at least 100) that the sale was not practical. Racial bias in rates of refusal and implications for prohibiting or restricting legal availability of syringes are discussed.

Compton, W M; Cottler, L B; Decker, S H; Mager, D; Stringfellow, R

1992-01-01

119

Study of the Child Nutrition Homeless Demonstration. Final Report, Year 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the demonstration is to pilot a year roundfood assistance program for preschool children in homeless shelters. Meals served under the demonstration must meet the meal pattern for the Children and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The demonst...

D. Scott

1993-01-01

120

Fuel Gas Demonstration Plant Program: Small-Scale Industrial Project. Final Report, Phase I.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the Erie internal alternate fuel review in 1976, the ERDA RFP for small scale demonstration plants was released and Erie responded. The basis of the contract proposal included design, construction and operation of a Demonstration Plant, which could...

1979-01-01

121

Conceptualising Childhood: Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper discusses the construct of childhood in Robert Louis Stevenson's collection of poems, 'A Child's Garden of Verses', by employing notions of child development drawn from Piaget and Vygotsky. From a literary perspective Stevenson's collection is located on the boundaries of Romanticism and Modernism. A number of critics, including Morag Styles (1998), have commented upon Robert Louis Stevenson's ability

Jean Webb

2002-01-01

122

Hopes Riding on Leader for Troubled St. Louis District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Kelvin Adams, who takes over next week as the St. Louis schools' seventh superintendent since 2003, will arrive already familiar with the dynamics of a district under state supervision. Still, the leadership and management challenges he faces are daunting. The St. Louis schools have been run since June 2007 by an appointed, three-person Special…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2008-01-01

123

Caterpillar MorElectric DOE Idle Reduction Demonstration Program, (Final Report).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project titled 'Demonstration of the New MorElectric(trademark) Technology as an Idle Reduction Solution' is one of four demonstration projects awarded by the US Department of Energy in 2002. The goal of these demonstration and evaluation projects wa...

J. Bernardi

2007-01-01

124

Healthcare Inspection: Quality of Care Provided by a Nurse, John Cochran Division, St. Louis VA Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The VA Office of Inspector General Office of Healthcare Inspections conducted an inspection to determine the validity of allegations regarding the quality of care provided by a nurse at the John Cochran Division, St. Louis VA Medical Center, St. Louis, MO...

2012-01-01

125

Expedited demonstration of molten salt mixed waste treatment technology. Final report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This final report discusses the molten salt mixed waste project in terms of the various subtasks established. Subtask 1: Carbon monoxide emissions; Establish a salt recycle schedule and/or a strategy for off-gas control for MWMF that keeps carbon monoxide...

1995-01-01

126

TNX GeoSiphon Cell (TGSC-1) Phase II Single Cell Deployment/Demonstration Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This Phase II final report documents the Phase II testing conducted from June 18, 1998 through November 13, 1998, and it focuses on the application of the siphon technology as a sub-component of the overall GeoSiphon Cell technology. [Q-TPL-T-00004

Phifer, M.A.

1999-04-15

127

Urban and Rural Demonstration of a Wind-Powered Water Pump. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

One of the two prototype windmills is still being modified, and the final results are not yet in. Our original intent was to complete a four-year design effort so that the prototype Sailwing could be built by a do-it-yourselfer completely from off-the-she...

1981-01-01

128

The Detection and Remediation of Learning Disabilities. Child Welfare Research and Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reported are the final 2 years of a program which provided identification and remediation services for 60 potentially dyslexic preschool children and 45 dyslexic elementary grade children. Described for the preschool program are materials and evaluative devices and methods of remediation which stressed development of perceptual motor skills,…

Bechtel, Leland P.

129

Cometabolic bioreactor demonstration at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site: Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted a demonstration of cometabolic technology for bioremediation of groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and other chlorinated solvents. The technology demonstration was located at a seep from the K-1070-C/D Classified Burial Ground at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site. The technology demonstration was designed to evaluate the performance of two different types of cometabolic processes. In both cases, the TCE is cometabolized in the sense that utilization of a different primary substrate is necessary to obtain the simultaneous cometabolism of TCE. Trichloroethylene alone is unable to support growth and maintenance of the microorganisms. Methanotrophic (methane-utilizing) technology was demonstrated first; aromatic-utilizing microorganisms were demonstrated later. The demonstration was based on scaleup of laboratory and bench-scale prototype equipment that was used to establish the technical feasibility of the processes.This report documents the operation of the methanotrophic bioreactor system to treat the seep water at the demonstration site. The initial objectives were to demonstrate stable operation of the bioreactors and associated equipment, including the pretreatment and effluent polishing steps; and evaluate the biodegradation of TCE and other organics in the seep water for the three operating modes--air oxidation pretreatment, steam-stripping pretreatment, and no pretreatment.

Lucero, A.J.; Donaldson, T.L.; Jennings, H.L.; Morris, M.I.; Palumbo, A.V.; Herbes, S.E.

1995-08-01

130

Peroxene demonstration performance and cost evaluation. Final report, July 1995March 1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Army Environmental Center (USAEC) implemented the Peroxone groundwater treatment plant demonstration to study the performance and analyze the cost of the new Peroxone technology. The effort is part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). TRW and their subcontractor, Montgomery Watson, demonstrated the Peroxone system at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant (CAAP) in

L. Liptak; M. Nay; B. Stewart

1998-01-01

131

Proximate commuting: A demonstration project of a strategic commute trip reduction program. Final technical report  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the fifteen-month demonstration project, nearly five hundred non-exempt employees at thirty Key Bank of Washington branches in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties were given the opportunity to enroll in a proximate commuting demonstration program and be considered for voluntary reassignment to branches closer to their homes. Highlights of the project results are as follows: Results at Test Sites: 65%

G. Mullins; C. Mullins

1995-01-01

132

Expedited demonstration of molten salt mixed waste treatment technology. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This final report discusses the molten salt mixed waste project in terms of the various subtasks established. Subtask 1: Carbon monoxide emissions; Establish a salt recycle schedule and/or a strategy for off-gas control for MWMF that keeps carbon monoxide emission below 100 ppm on an hourly averaged basis. Subtask 2: Salt melt viscosity; Experiments are conducted to determine salt viscosity as a function of ash composition, ash concentration, temperature, and time. Subtask 3: Determine that the amount of sodium carbonate entrained in the off-gas is minimal, and that any deposited salt can easily be removed form the piping using a soot blower or other means. Subtask 4: The provision of at least one final waste form that meets the waste acceptance criteria of a landfill that will take the waste. This report discusses the progress made in each of these areas.

NONE

1995-02-02

133

Preliminary Reliability and Availability Analysis of the Heber Geothermal Binary Demonstration Plant. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An assessment is presented of the reliability and availability of the Heber Geothermal Binary Demonstration Plant on the basis of preliminary design information. It also identifies and ranks components of the plant in order of their criticality to system ...

H. Himpler J. White J. Witt

1981-01-01

134

Final Summary Status Report for the Solvent-Refined-Coal (SRC-II) Demonstration Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes the status of the process design and related activities at the time the SRC-II Demonstration Project was terminated for the convenience of the Government on July 2, 1981. The following subjects are addressed: descriptions, including...

1982-01-01

135

Low Head, Micro-Hydro Demonstration Project, Coker, Alabama. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Project objective was to demonstrate the feasibility of using a crossflow (Banki) turbine in a low head, run-of-steam application. Project consisted of construction of small dam across Big Creek at Coker, Alabama. Design, construction and installation of ...

B. J. Simpson

1983-01-01

136

Demonstration of Shortwall Face Conveyor. Volume I. Final Technical Report, 1 May 1979.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document describes the development, installation, and demonstration of a continuous haulage system operated on a shortwall mining panel at Valley Camp Coal Company's Number 3 Mine located near Triadelphia, West Virginia. This system includes a Joy Sh...

D. C. Stine

1979-01-01

137

Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration Program. Final Impacts Evaluation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the long-term impacts of a unique housing mobility demonstration, Moving to Opportunity (MTO), on housing and neighborhood conditions, physical and mental health, economic self-sufficiency, risky and criminal behavior, and educational...

E. Adam G. J. Duncan J. Ludwig L. Sanbonmatsu L. A. Gennetian L. F. Katz R. C. Kessler S. T. Lindau T. W. McDade

2011-01-01

138

Newark Liberty International Airport (ERW) Vehicle Tracking Demonstration Wireless Fleet Management System, Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Wireless Fleet Management System (WFMS) has been installed at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in a trial version as a technology demonstration and evaluation program that implements radio frequency identification (RFID) based tracking of th...

A. T. Cerino

2005-01-01

139

Northeast Indiana Conservation Tillage Demonstration Project. Final Report (1981-1985).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Northeast Indiana Conservation Tillage Project (NEICT) was established to properly demonstrate no-till and ridge till technology in the Indiana portion of the Maumee River Basin, to provide agronomy specialists to assist in pesticide and fertilizer ch...

G. Lake

1991-01-01

140

Residential Solar Heating Demonstration: Final Report of the Management Support Contractor, Volume 1: Management Support Activity.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the activities, findings, and conclusions of the management support contractor for HUD's Residential Solar Heating Demonstration program. In response to Public Law 93-409, the program sought to provide for the growth of residential u...

1983-01-01

141

Jicarilla Apache Tribe: greenhouse renovation and demonstration project. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes briefly the construction phase, instructional phase, bedding plant phase, and tomato production phase of a passive solar greenhouse renovation and demonstration project. Some data on the performance and heat savings are included.

Martinez, L. Jr.

1980-09-30

142

Tidd PFBC Demonstration Project. Final report, March 1, 1994--March 30, 1995  

SciTech Connect

The Tidd Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion (PFBC) Demonstration Plant was the first utility-scale pressurized fluidized bed combustor to operate in combined-cycle mode in the US. The 45-year old pulverized coal plant was repowered with PFBC components in order to demonstrate that PFBC combined-cycle technology is an economic, reliable, and environmentally superior alternative to conventional technology in using high-sulfur coal to generate electricity. The three-year demonstration period started on February 28, 1991 and terminated on February 28, 1994. The fourth year of testing started on March 1, 1994 and terminated on March 30, 1995. This report reviews the experience of the 70-MW(e), Tidd PFBC Demonstration Plant during the fourth year of operation.

Bauer, D.A.; Hoffman, J.D.; Marrocco, M.; Mudd, M.J.; Reinhart, W.P.; Stogran, H.K. [American Electric Power Service Corp., Columbus, OH (United States)

1995-08-01

143

Tidd PFBC Demonstration Project. Final report, March 1, 1994March 30, 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Tidd Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion (PFBC) Demonstration Plant was the first utility-scale pressurized fluidized bed combustor to operate in combined-cycle mode in the US. The 45-year old pulverized coal plant was repowered with PFBC components in order to demonstrate that PFBC combined-cycle technology is an economic, reliable, and environmentally superior alternative to conventional technology in using high-sulfur coal to

D. A. Bauer; J. D. Hoffman; M. Marrocco; M. J. Mudd; W. P. Reinhart; H. K. Stogran

1995-01-01

144

Demonstration of the use of hydrogen fuel for food service. Final report, October 1992--September 1993  

SciTech Connect

This Phase 1 effort demonstrated the use of hydrogen-gas fuel for use in food service applications. Energy efficiencies of 40--50 percent were achieved with Mainstream Engineering's hydrogen burner, with usable energy supply rates of 15,000 BTU/hr, fulfilling the requirements of the US Army. It was demonstrated that hydrogen-fuel could be used for food service using compressed cylinders of hydrogen or by using metal-hydride derived hydrogen.

Back, D.D.

1999-03-01

145

Plant-scale demonstration of sludge incinerator fuel reduction. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

A plant-scale demonstration was conducted on 8 sewage sludge incinerators at Indianapolis, Indiana to reduce fuel consumption. More efficient operating mode of operation was developed, instrumentation and controls were added and an operator training program was conducted to reduce fuel consumption. Over an 8-month demonstration period the fuel usage was reduced 34% for a savings of over $900,000 per year

A. J. Verdouw; E. W. Waltz; W. Bernhardt

1983-01-01

146

St. Louis Airport site environmental report for calendar year 1989, St. Louis, Missouri  

SciTech Connect

The environmental monitoring program, which began in 1984, continued during 1989 at the St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS) in St. Louis County, Missouri. SLAPS and its vicinity properties, including ditches north and south of the site, were designated for cleanup as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP), a United States Department of Energy (DOE) program to identify and decontaminate or otherwise control sites where residual radioactive material remains from the early years of the nation's atomic energy program. The monitoring program at SLAPS measures radon concentrations in air; external gamma dose rates; and uranium, thorium, and radium concentrations in surface water, groundwater, and sediment. Additionally, several nonradiological parameters are measured in groundwater. To assess the potential effect of SLAPS on public health, the potential radiation dose was estimated for a hypothetical maximally exposed individual. This report presents the findings of the environmental monitoring program conducted at the St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS) during calendar year 1989. 19 refs., 13 figs., 14 tabs.

Not Available

1990-05-01

147

Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Transfer System Cold Demonstration Project Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The spent nuclear fuel dry transfer system (DTS) provides an interface between large and small casks and between storage-only and transportation casks. It permits decommissioning of reactor pools after shutdown and allows the use of large storage-only casks for temporary onsite storage of spent nuclear fuel irrespective of reactor or fuel handling limitations at a reactor site. A cold demonstration of the DTS prototype was initiated in August 1996 at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The major components demonstrated included the fuel assembly handling subsystem, the shield plug/lid handling subsystem, the cask interface subsystem, the demonstration control subsystem, a support frame, and a closed circuit television and lighting system. The demonstration included a complete series of DTS operations from source cask receipt and opening through fuel transfer and closure of the receiving cask. The demonstration included both normal operations and recovery from off-normal events. It was designed to challenge the system to determine whether there were any activities that could be made to jeopardize the activities of another function or its safety. All known interlocks were challenged. The equipment ran smoothly and functioned as designed. A few "bugs" were corrected. Prior to completion of the demonstration testing, a number of DTS prototype systems were modified to apply lessons learned to date. Additional testing was performed to validate the modifications. In general, all the equipment worked exceptionally well. The demonstration also helped confirm cost estimates that had been made at several points in the development of the system.

Christensen, Max R; McKinnon, M. A.

1999-12-01

148

Louis L. McAllister Photographs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Born in the heartland city of Omaha, Nebraska, Louis Lloyd McAllister moved to Burlington, Vermont as a young man. McAllister's father was a native Vermonter, and the pull of New England proved too much to resist. After settling down, McAllister put his panorama camera to good use and he began taking large photographs of buildings in Burlington, along with shots of construction projects, businesses, events, sewer construction, and group portraits of clubs and schools. By the time McAllister passed away in 1963, he had amassed a collection of over 1300 photographs. Recently, the Center for Digital Initiatives at the University of Vermont Libraries created this delightful digital collection of his work. Visitors can browse through the collection by subjects (from aircraft accidents to wreckers) or they can also perform keyword searches across the complete collection. For those looking into a glimpse of small town New England life, this site is truly the bee's knees.

149

Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Deftly combining art and history, this site from the Getty presents the works of painter Jacques-Louis David, "Image-maker to Napoleon". Although there are not a huge number David's paintings and drawings in the Web exhibition, those present are extensively researched. For example, a portrait of Suzanne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, daughter of an assassinated revolutionary who came to be called "Mademoiselle Nation" during the French Revolution, is accompanied by both a video and a discussion, relating her political history and analyzing the style and iconography with which David depicts it. In the section on Napoleon, visitors can zoom in on details of David's The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries 1811-1812, read a biography of Napoleon, view several other studies and paintings of the French emperor, and read about his relationship to David.

150

Clean coal technology III 10 MW demonstration of gas suspension absorption. Final public design report  

SciTech Connect

This report provides the nonproprietary design information for the ``10 MW Demonstration of Gas Suspension Absorption (GSA)`` Demonstration Project at Tennessee Valley Authority`s (TVA) Shawnee Power Station, Center for Emission Research (CER). The 10 MW Demonstration of GSA program is designed to demonstrate the performance of the GSA system in treating the flue gas from a boiler burning high sulfur coal. This project involves design, manufacturing, construction and testing of a retrofitted GSA system. This report presents a nonproprietary description of the technology and overall process performance requirements, plant location and plant facilities. The process, mechanical, structural and electrical design of the GSA system as well as project cost information are included. It also includes a description the modification or alterations made during the course of construction and start-up. Plant start-up provisions, environmental considerations and control, monitoring and safety considerations are also addressed for the process. This report, initially drafted in 1993, covers design information available prior to startup of the demonstration project. It does not reflect the results obtained in that project, which is now complete.

NONE

1995-06-01

151

Industrial scale peat use demonstration at Syl Laskin Steam Electric Station: Final report  

SciTech Connect

Minnesota Power and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conducted the Industrial Scale Peat Use Demonstration in 1985 at the Syl Laskin Steam Electric Station. The Station is located near Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. The two unit station commissioned in 1951 was designed to fire bituminous coal. Its current capacity is 88 MW (2 units of 44 MW each) fired with western subbituminous coal. The Demonstration focused on two areas: the Syl Laskin Station and the Fens Bog areas northwest of Cotton, Minnesota. Two past producers were contracted to produce and stockpile up to 25,000 tons of sod peat. One trucking company was contracted to transport the peat to the Station, where it was received, mixed with coal in various proportions, and burned between June 1985 and January 1986. The results of this demonstration are provided in this report. 9 figs., 10 tabs.

Not Available

1986-11-01

152

Low-cost flywheel demonstration program. Final report, 1 October 1977-31 December 1979  

SciTech Connect

The Applied Physics Laboratory/Department of Energy Low Cost Flywheel Demonstration Program was initiated on 1 October 1977 and was successfully concluded on 31 December 1979. The total cost of this program was $355,190. All primary objectives were successfully achieved as follows: demonstration of a full-size, 1-kWh flywheel having an estimated cost in large-volume production of approximately $50/kWh; development of a ball-bearing system having losses comparable to the losses in a totally magnetic suspension system; successful and repeated demonstration of the low-cost flywheel in a complete flywheel energy-storage system based on the use of ordinary house voltage and frequency; and application of the experience gained in the hardware program to project the system design into a complete, full-scale, 30-kWh home-type flywheel energy-storage system.

Rabenhorst, D.W.; Small, T.R.; Wilkinson, W.O.

1980-04-01

153

Hanford Tanks Initiative alternate retrieval system demonstrations - final report of testing performed by Grey Pilgrim LLC  

SciTech Connect

A waste retrieval system has been defined to provide a safe and cost-effective solution to the Hanford Tanks Initiative. This system consists of the EMMA robotic manipulator (by GreyPilgrim LLC) and the lightweight Scarifier (by Waterjet Technology, Inc.) powered by a 36-kpsi Jet-Edge diesel powered high pressure pumping system. For demonstration and testing purposes, an air conveyance system was utilized to remove the waste from the simulated tank floor. The EMMA long reach manipulator utilized for this demonstration was 33 feet long. It consisted of 4 hydraulically controlled stages of varying lengths and coupling configurations. T

Berglin, E.J.

1997-07-24

154

Boiler Demonstration Project in the City of Vladimir, Russia. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and was completed by Dunkirk Boilers Division of ECR International Inc. The purpose of this feasibility study was to undertake a demonstration using apartment houses in Vladimir of the incre...

2000-01-01

155

Radon reduction and radon-resistant construction demonstrations in New York state. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A survey of radon levels in New York State homes indicates that approximately 4.4 percent of the homes have long-term living area radon concentrations above the U.S. EPA guideline of four pCi/l. The project addressed the effectiveness of techniques to reduce the radon level in existing homes and to prevent the occurrence of high radon concentrations in new homes. The goal of the project was to demonstrate the effectiveness of radon reduction techniques in homes containing indoor radon concentrations of more than the current EPA guidelines of four pCi/l. At the same time, radon-resistant construction techniques were demonstrated in homes under construction to provide guidelines for houses being built in areas with a danger of high radon levels. The project demonstrated new radon mitigation techniques in homes containing indoor radon concentrations exceeding four pCi/l; assessed the value of previously installed radon reduction procedures, and demonstrated new radon-resistant construction methods.

Not Available

1991-02-01

156

BWR (boiling-water reactor) radiation control: In-plant demonstration at Vermont Yankee: Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results of the RP1934 program, which was established by EPRI in 1981 to demonstrate the adequacy of BRAC program (RP819) principles for BWR radiation control at Vermont Yankee, are presented. Evaluations were performed of the effectiveness of optimization of purification system performance, control of feedwater dissolved oxygen concentrations, minimization of corrosion product and ionic transport, and improved startup, shutdown, and

G. F. Palino; R. L. Hobart; S. G. Sawochka

1987-01-01

157

The Evaluation of the National Long Term Care Demonstration: Final Report. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report describes the evaluation of the National Long-Term Care (Channeling) Demonstration, a rigorous test of comprehensive case management of community care as a way of containing long-term care costs for the impaired elderly while providing adequate care to those in need. The evaluation process is presented as an experimental design with…

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Plainsboro, NJ.

158

Stirling Engine Natural Gas Combustion Demonstration Program. Final report, October 1989January 1991  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fueled on natural gas, the Stirling engine is an inherently clean, quiet, and efficient engine. With increasing environmental concern for air quality and the increasingly more stringent requirements for low engine exhaust emissions, the Stirling engine may be an attractive alternative to internal combustion (IC) engines. The study has demonstrated that ultra low emissions can be attained with a Stirling-engine-driven

W. Ernst; J. Moryl; G. Riecke

1991-01-01

159

A wooden energy demonstration center in Alabama. Phase I: a background investigation. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main objective of the report was to gather background data needed for organizing the wood energy demonstration center. Four main areas which have been investigated are: timber resources, woodworking industries, wood residues, and potential uses of wood energy generated. The study area is a 50-mile radius of Troy, Alabama.

T. I. Chiang; E. A. Bethea; M. Richardson

1980-01-01

160

Validation of the Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Integrated Demonstration hardware. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes electrical and environmental testing that were performed on the Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Integrated Demonstration (ECM ID) units. An analysis of the testing data comparing the ECM units with units processed using traditional processes showed that there was no statistical difference in functional performance or reliability.

Carter, R.D.

1993-11-01

161

Samoan Demonstration Program: Volume 2. Final Report for FY 73-74.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The second volume reporting on the Samoan Demonstration Program contains four sets of custom designed auto mechanics instructional materials, each including instructor's directions for using the materials. The materials were designed for Samoan speaking students who desire to improve their basic English communication skills, and the lessons…

Lung, Julina; Duarte, Salvador R.

162

Cesium removal demonstration utilizing crystalline silicotitanate sorbent for processing Melton Valley Storage Tank supernate: Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report provides details of the Cesium Removal Demonstration (CsRD), which was conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on radioactive waste from the Melton Valley Storage Tanks. The CsRD was the first large-scale use of state-of-the-art sorbents being developed by private industry for the selective removal of cesium and other radionuclides from liquid wastes stored across the DOE complex. The crystalline silicotitanate sorbent used in the demonstration was chosen because of its effectiveness in laboratory tests using bench-scale columns. The demonstration showed that the cesium could be removed from the supernate and concentrated on a small-volume, solid waste form that would meet the waste acceptance criteria for the Nevada Test Site. During this project, the CsRD system processed > 115,000 L (30,000 gal) of radioactive supernate with minimal operational problems. Sluicing, drying, and remote transportation of the sorbent, which could not be done on a bench scale, were successfully demonstrated. The system was then decontaminated to the extent that it could be contact maintained with the use of localized shielding only. By utilizing a modular, transportable design and placement within existing facilities, the system can be transferred to different sites for reuse. The initial unit has now been removed from the process building and is presently being reinstalled for use in baseline operations at ORNL.

Walker, J.F. Jr.; Taylor, P.A.; Cummins, R.L. [and others] [and others

1998-03-01

163

Demonstration projects for coalbed methane and Devonian shale gas: Final report. [None  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1979, the US Department of Energy provided the American Public Gas Association (APGA) with a grant to demonstrate the feasibility of bringing unconventional gas such as methane produced from coalbeds or Devonian Shale directly into publicly owned utility system distribution lines. In conjunction with this grant, a seven-year program was initiated where a total of sixteen wells were drilled

A. M. Verrips; J. B. Gustavson

1987-01-01

164

An Evaluation of the Individual Training Account/Eligible Training Provider Demonstration. Final Interim Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In March 2000, thirteen grants were awarded as part of the Individual Training Account/Eligible Training Provider (ITA/ETP) Demonstration. In summer and fall of 2000, the grant recipients' activities were subjected to an interim evaluation. Site visits were made to each grantee to determine what ITA policies and practices were being formulated,…

D'Amico, Ronald; Martinez, Alexandria; Salzman, Jeffrey; Wagner, Robin

165

Proof-of-Concept Demonstration and Comparative Evaluation of a Prototype Intelligent Videodisc System. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report summarizes the results of a 22-month proof-of-concept demonstration of a class of interactive videodisc systems, which involved the use of an intelligent videodisc in developmental biology instruction at the undergraduate level. The study involved the development of hardware, software, courseware, and instructional strategies for…

Bunderson, C. Victor; And Others

166

Bell Creek Field Micellar-Polymer Pilot Demonstration. Final Report, June 1976-March 1982.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In June 1976, Gary Energy Corporation initiated a DOE cost-shared 40-acre micellar-polymer demonstration project in Unit A of the Bell Creek Field, Powder River County, Montana. This pilot project was located in the northern part of the unit in an area in...

A. Goldburg

1982-01-01

167

Solar heating of on-farm livestock structures: demonstration project. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the project reported was to demonstrate the technical and economical potential of using solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels for operation of livestock production. Eight separate projects are described in which solar heat was used in swine farrowing and nursery facilities. (LEW)

Not Available

1985-01-01

168

Documentation of the demonstrated reserve base of coal in the United States. Volume 2. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to document the methodologies used to develop the 1979 Demonstrated Reserve Base (DRB) of coal. The main body of this report summarizes the methodological procedures used to develop each state reserve estimate. The appendices to the report provide a detailed description of the entire DRB process for each state.

Herhal, A J; Britton, S G; Minnucci, C A

1982-03-01

169

Demonstration Project Worms. Comparative Investigation of Various Air Conditioning Systems in Buildings. Vol. 4. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The R and D program 'Air Infiltration and Ventilation in Buildings' included a demonstration phase in which three blocks of flats (40-50 units each) at the outskirts of Worms were equipped with a mechanical air infiltration and ventilation system with hea...

H. Bley B. Dittert W. Damberg R. Gizycki E. Herwig

1986-01-01

170

Telemedicine in Alaska: The ATS-6 Satellite Biomedical Demonstration. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A demonstration project explored the potential of satellite video consulation to improve the quality of rural health care in Alaska. Satellite ground stations permitting both transmission and reception of black and white television were installed at clinics in Fairbanks, Fort Yukon, Galena, and Tanana. Receive-only television capability was…

Foote, Dennis; And Others

171

Final Technical Report: Residential Fuel Cell Demonstration by the Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc.  

SciTech Connect

This demonstration project contributes to the knowledge base in the area of fuel cells in stationary applications, propane fuel cells, edge-of-grid applications for fuel cells, and energy storage in combination with fuel cells. The project demonstrated that it is technically feasible to meet the whole-house electrical energy needs of a typical upstate New York residence with a 5-kW fuel cell in combination with in-home energy storage without any major modifications to the residence or modifications to the consumption patterns of the residents of the home. The use of a fuel cell at constant output power through a 120-Volt inverter leads to system performance issues including: • relatively poor power quality as quantified by the IEEE-defined short term flicker parameter • relatively low overall system efficiency Each of these issues is discussed in detail in the text of this report. The fuel cell performed well over the 1-year demonstration period in terms of availability and efficiency of conversion from chemical energy (propane) to electrical energy at the fuel cell output terminals. Another strength of fuel cell performance in the demonstration was the low requirements for maintenance and repair on the fuel cell. The project uncovered a new and important installation consideration for propane fuel cells. Alcohol added to new propane storage tanks is preferentially absorbed on the surface of some fuel cell reformer desulfurization filters. The experience on this project indicates that special attention must be paid to the volume and composition of propane tank additives. Size, composition, and replacement schedules for the de-sulfurization filter bed should be adjusted to account for propane tank additives to avoid sulfur poisoning of fuel cell stacks. Despite good overall technical performance of the fuel cell and the whole energy system, the demonstration showed that such a system is not economically feasible as compared to other commercially available technologies such as propane reciprocating engine generators.

Mark Hilson Schneider

2007-06-06

172

Amendment to the final best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) background document for distillation bottom tars from the production of phenol/acetone from cumene K022. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The amendment to the Final Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) Background Document for K022 presents EPA's rationale and technical support for selecting the constituents for regulation in wastewater forms of K022. Sections 2.0 through 6.0 of the document amend sections in the Final BDAT Background Document for K022 that refer to applicable and demonstrated treatment technologies, treatment performance data, accuracy-corrected data, constituents selected for regulation in wastewater forms of K022, and calculation of treatment standards, respectively. Section 7.0 contains acknowledgements and Section 8.0 lists references. Appendix A summarizes treatment performance data for organic constituents regulated in K022 wastewaters, and Appendix B contains quality assurance/quality control data for metal constituents regulated in K022 wastewaters.

Kinch, R.; Labiosa, J.

1990-05-01

173

Heber Geothermal Binary Demonstration Project. Final design availability assessment. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

An availability assessment of the principal systems of the Heber Geothermal Power Plant has been carried out based on the final issue of the process descriptions, process flow diagrams, and the approved for design P and IDs prepared by Fluor Power Services, Inc. (FPS). The principal systems are those which contribute most to plant unavailability. The plant equivalent availability, considering forced and deferred corrective maintenance outages, was computed using a 91 state Markov model to represent the 29 principal system failure configurations and their significant combinations. The failure configurations and associated failure and repair rates were defined from system/subsystem availability assessments that were conducted using the availability assessments based on the EPRI GO methodology and availability block diagram models. The availability and unavailability ranking of the systems and major equipment is presented.

Mulvihill, R.J.; Reny, D.A.; Geumlek, J.M.; Purohit, G.P.

1983-02-01

174

Natural gas conservation through throttling: a demonstration study. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

A total of 12 homes in Lexington, Kentucky participated in a demonstration project to investigate the possible energy savings associated with a gas throttling technique applied to residential gas furnaces. In a prior study, two homes utilized the throttling technique during the winter of 1980-81 and indicated an average savings of 9% attributable to gas throttling. Results from the current demonstration project, conducted during the winter of 1981-82, showed an average savings of 7.2% resulting from the use of throttling. It is therefore, indicated that, on average, use of this simple technique can increase residential gas furnace efficiencies by approximately 8% without any sacrifice in indoor comfort, i.e. without a change in indoor temperature.

Currens, V C; Edwards, R G

1982-07-01

175

Peroxene demonstration performance and cost evaluation. Final report, July 1995--March 1998  

SciTech Connect

The US Army Environmental Center (USAEC) implemented the Peroxone groundwater treatment plant demonstration to study the performance and analyze the cost of the new Peroxone technology. The effort is part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). TRW and their subcontractor, Montgomery Watson, demonstrated the Peroxone system at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant (CAAP) in Grand Island, Nebraska. The CAAP groundwater was contaminated from the manufacture and loading of explosives for World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict, and was placed on the National Priority List (NPL) (i.e. Superfund site). Therefore, CAAP was a candidate for the Peroxone technology, which is suitable for remediation of groundwater contaminated with residuals and wastes from the manufacturing and loading of conventional explosives products.

Liptak, L.; Nay, M.; Stewart, B.

1998-04-02

176

Proximate commuting: A demonstration project of a strategic commute trip reduction program. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

During the fifteen-month demonstration project, nearly five hundred non-exempt employees at thirty Key Bank of Washington branches in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties were given the opportunity to enroll in a proximate commuting demonstration program and be considered for voluntary reassignment to branches closer to their homes. Highlights of the project results are as follows: Results at Test Sites: 65% Reduction in commute miles traveled for `Proximate Commuters` (participants who transferred to a shorter-commute site); 33% Reduction in the longest commute per branch; 17% Reduction in overall average commute distance per branch; 17% Enrollment rate - 1 out of 6 eligible. Observations at Control Sites: 36% Increase in longest commute per branch; 26% Increase in average commute distance per branch.

Mullins, G.; Mullins, C.

1995-11-01

177

Magma cooling-tower process pilot-plant demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Magma Cooling Tower (MCT) is a new process which offers a low energy approach for evaporation and concentration of waste water. A three month test program of the MCT portable pilot plant was conducted at the Sunrise Station of Nevada Power Company for the purpose of demonstrating this new technology. The MCT contains vertically oriented water-water-air falling film heat exchangers which are configured for indirect cooling of a primary fluid through evaporation of a secondary fluid into an air stream. The secondary fluid is contained in a circulating loop within the MCT and is composed of treated plant waste water. The secondary fluid is exposed primarily to low temperature non-metallic surfaces and can be maintained at very high dissolved solids levels. The principal objective of the program was to demonstrate the capability of the MCT to evaporate and concentrate waste water blowdown using low quality waste energy from the cooling water loop. A second objective was to demonstrate the control of scaling, fouling and corrosion in the high solids brine environment of the MCT secondary loop. Two modes of scale control were tested during the program. The first mode was based on chemical softening of makeup water to the secondary loop and was preferred for the NPC application. The second mode was baed on controlled crystallization of scale forming agents within the secondary circulating loop. The Magma Cooling pilot plant test was successful; and evaporation, scale control, and waste concentration were demonstrated. Results were within the limits predicted prior to the test. It was concluded that the Magma Cooling Tower is a viable mature technology which should be considered along with other water management techniques available to the industry.

Sanderson, W.G.

1981-05-01

178

SOx-NOx-Rox Box{trademark} flue gas clean-up demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Babcock and Wilcox`s (B and W) SOx-NOx-Rox Box{trademark} process effectively removes SOx, NOx and particulate (Rox) from flue gas generated from coal-fired boilers in a single unit operation, a high temperature baghouse. The SNRB technology utilizes dry sorbent injection upstream of the baghouse for removal of SOx and ammonia injection upstream of a zeolitic selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst incorporated in the baghouse to reduce NOx emissions. Because the SOx and NOx removal processes require operation at elevated gas temperatures (800--900 F) for high removal efficiency, high-temperature fabric filter bags are used in the baghouse. The SNRB technology evolved from the bench and laboratory pilot scale to be successfully demonstrated at the 5-MWe field scale. This report represents the completion of Milestone M14 as specified in the Work Plan. B and W tested the SNRB pollution control system at a 5-MWe demonstration facility at Ohio Edison`s R.E. Burger Plant located near Shadyside, Ohio. The design and operation were influenced by the results from laboratory pilot testing at B and W`s Alliance Research Center. The intent was to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of the SNRB process. The SNRB facility treated a 30,000 ACFM flue gas slipstream from Boiler No. 8. Operation of the facility began in May 1992 and was completed in May 1993. About 2,300 hours of high-temperature operation were achieved. The main emissions control performance goals of: greater than 70% SO{sub 2} removal using a calcium-based sorbent; greater than 90% NOx removal with minimal ammonia slip; and particulate emissions in compliance with the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) of 0.03 lb/million Btu were exceeded simultaneously in the demonstration program when the facility was operated at optimal conditions. Testing also showed significant reductions in emissions of some hazardous air pollutants.

NONE

1995-09-01

179

Demonstration of coal mine illumination systems. Open file report (final) October 1977-June 1980  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this program was to demonstrate the feasibility of illuminating various types of underground coal mining machinery as required by the Federal Coal Mine Illumination Standards Part 75.1719 to 75.1719-4 Code of Federal Regulations Title 30. Nine various machines were illuminated and the illumination systems were evaluated for a 3-month period. Factors evaluted were ease of implementation, reliability, ease of maintenance, acceptance by mine workers and operations, illumination degradation, and durability.

Szpak, A.D.; Hahn, W.F.; Skinner, C.S.

1981-01-01

180

Demonstration of coal mine illumination systems. Open file report (final) October 1977June 1980  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this program was to demonstrate the feasibility of illuminating various types of underground coal mining machinery as required by the Federal Coal Mine Illumination Standards Part 75.1719 to 75.1719-4 Code of Federal Regulations Title 30. Nine various machines were illuminated and the illumination systems were evaluated for a 3-month period. Factors evaluted were ease of implementation, reliability,

A. D. Szpak; W. F. Hahn; C. S. Skinner

1981-01-01

181

Wisconsin electric and hybrid vehicle demonstration project. Final report, 1981-1985  

SciTech Connect

In 1981, the Wisconsin Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education (WBVTAE) was selected by the US Department of Energy for participation in the National Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Demonstration Program. On September 30, 1985, the data collection phase of the project was completed. The project was to purchase ten (10) electric vehicles and assign five (5) to Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute (NWTI) in Green Bay and five (5) vehicles to the Madison Area Technical College.

Not Available

1986-02-10

182

Final summary status report for the solvent-refined-coal (SRC-II) demonstration project  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the status of the process design and related activities at the time the SRC-II Demonstration Project was terminated for the convenience of the Government on July 2, 1981. The following subjects are addressed: descriptions, including block flow diagams, of the overall plant and of the individual units within the plant; rationale for the selection of the specific process used in each of the plant units; significant design and process changes which have been made since the Phase Zero conceptual design; areas of technical risk and recommended mitigative actions; general operating philosophy; status of the various design documents for each plant unit and the overall plant; and status of essential project activities, such as environmental, permitting, and research and development support. The purpose of the SRC-II Demonstration Project was to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of the SRC-II Process with large scale equipment so that the risk of subsequent commercialization activity would be reduced. The major subcontractors to SRC International for the Phase I design work were: Badger Energy, Inc. - Process Design; Stearns-Roger Engineering Corporation - Detail Design and Interim Construction Manager; Kellogg Kaiser Engineers - Construction Manager; and Stearns-Roger Services, Inc. - Environmental Support.

Not Available

1982-02-01

183

Grout for closure of the demonstration vault at the US DOE Hanford Facility. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Waterways Experiment Station (WES) developed a grout to be used as a cold- (nonradioactive) cap or void-fill grout between the solidified low-level waste and the cover blocks of a demonstration vault for disposal of phosphate-sulfate waste (PSW) at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Facility. The project consisted of formulation and evaluation of candidate grouts and selection of the best candidate grout, followed by a physical scale-model test to verify grout performance under project-specific conditions. Further, the project provided data to verify numerical models (accomplished elsewhere) of stresses and isotherms inside the Hanford demonstration vault. Evaluation of unhardened grout included obtaining data on segregation, bleeding, flow, and working time. For hardened grout, strength, volume stability, temperature rise, and chemical compatibility with surrogate wasteform grout were examined. The grout was formulated to accommodate unique environmental boundary conditions (vault temperature = 45 C) and exacting regulatory requirements (mandating less than 0.1% shrinkage with no expansion and no bleeding); and to remain pumpable for a minimum of 2 hr. A grout consisting of API Class H oil-well cement, an ASTM C 618 Class F fly ash, sodium bentonite clay, and a natural sand from the Hanford area met performance requirements in laboratory studies. It is recommended for use in the DOE Hanford demonstration PSW vault.

Wakeley, L.D.; Ernzen, J.J.

1992-08-01

184

Rawlins UCG Demonstration Project. Final technical progress report, May 10, 1988--August 9, 1988  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy and Energy International, Inc. have entered into a Cooperative Agreement to conduct a cost-shared field test demonstrating the operation of commercial-scale steeply dipping bed underground coal gasification (UCG) modules to provide the synthesis gas for a small-scale commercial ammonia plant. The field test and the commercial ammonia plant will be located near Rawlins, Wyoming. During this demonstration test, two or more modules will be operated simultaneously until one module is completely consumed and an additional module is brought on line. During this period, the average coal gasification rate will be between 500 and 1,200 tons per day. A portion of the raw UCC product gas. The UCG facility will continue to operate subsequent. to the demonstration to provide feedstock for the commercial plant. Energy International is responsible for accomplishing specific objectives in accordance with the Statement of Work by designing, installing, operating and monitoring the performance of the UCG modules as the feedstock source for the small-scale commercial ammonia plant. During this period, the project activities focused on project structuring, financing, and project management activities. Because the negotiations with investors were not completed on the schedule anticipated, adjustment of the schedule and activities was necessary. All major activities requiring the expenditure of funds were halted and work was suspended pending the availability of funds and new schedules. These changes have dictated the level of progress or delays for all of the tasks of the project throughout the period of this report.

Not Available

1988-11-30

185

Tung FDG Test Facility. Phase 2, Pilot plant demonstration. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Tung FGD Process is a regenerative process which extracts SO{sub 2} from a scrubbing liquor into an organic medium using mixer-settlers followed by steam-stripping the SO{sub 2} off from the organic medium. For the process to operate satisfactorily, (1) the organic must be stable, (2) phase separation must be relatively fast, (3) crud (i.e. solids in-between two phases) must not form and (4) SO{sub 2} must be able to be stripped off from the organic medium readily. The demonstration confirmed that the first three conditions can be met satisfactorily. Much lower stripping efficiency was attained in the pilot plant demonstration than what was previously attained in a bench-scale demonstration. Engineering analysis showed that the pilot plant stripping column was scaled up from the bench-scale column incorrectly. A new scale-up criterion for stripping a relatively viscous liquid medium is proposed based upon pilot plant data.

NONE

1995-06-01

186

Radon reduction and radon-resistant construction demonstrations in New York State. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) cosponsored a project in New York State to demonstrate radon migration techniques in existing homes with elevated radon concentrations and to test radon-resistant construction techniques in new houses. The first part of the existing home evaluation demonstrated radon migration techniques in homes where the indoor radon concentrations exceeded the EPA guidance of 4 pCi/L. Results demonstrated that sealing all accessible foundation penetrations in the basement was an effective way to reduce the radon concentration, although not below the EPA guideline, and that sealing aids in the effectiveness of an active depressurization system. Basement pressurization also proved to be an effective method. Water aeration systems were effective at mitigating radon from residential water supplied although the system tested was large and noisy. Activated charcoal filters adsorbed the radon and eventually became an unacceptable source of gamma radiation. The second part of the existing home evaluation involved the inspection of homes where radon mitigation systems were installed in 1984 as part of an earlier NYSERDA/Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (NMPC) project. It was found that new systems and techniques, such as in- line centrifugal fans, were generally superior to the earlier method using axial computer-type fans. Polyurethane caulk was found to be in good condition; butyl caulk, on the other hand, had deteriorated. In the new house task, a radon-resistant system was developed for integration into a house during construction. This system included sealing foundation floors, sealing concrete block foundation walls, and passive sub-slab ventilation. This integrated system reduced the radon concentration in new test houses below that of control houses, but the reduction was not usually sufficient to meet the EPA guideline.

Not Available

1991-02-01

187

Steam dispatching control system demonstration at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

Currently most Army Central steam heating systems operate by maintaining a constant steam pressure regardless of actual steam demand. This method offers some operational convenience, but is often the cause of significant energy losses. Researchers at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) have investigated the Steam Dispatching Control System (SDCS), a control system that lowers supply steam pressure-and therefore steam temperature-to slightly above the amount needed to meet the steam demand. The lower Steam temperature and reduction in steam loss (from leaks and faulty traps) result in lower heat losses and higher energy savings. Limiting steam pressure can diminish the amount of excess heat loss in the distribution system while still meeting the demand. The Army's Facilities Engineering Applications Program (FEAP) chose Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, as the Army demonstration site for SDCS. Researchers found that use of SDCS is technically and economically viable improvement over current operating procedures. Analysis based on demonstration results show that the simple payback for SDCS is less than 1 year. The results of this demonstration are generally applicable to installations with a large central heating plant and a substantial steam distribution system. Findings, indicate that energy savings form SDCS are significant regardless of what type of fuel powers the boiler. The authors note that, during the initial evaluation of a potential SDCS application, attention must be paid to the condensate return to ensure that it will operate properly. Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, Steam Dispatching Control System(SDCS), Central heating plants, energy conservation.

Diks, C.L.; Moshage, R.E.; Lin, M.C.

1993-07-01

188

Advanced Coal Conversion Process Demonstration Project. Final technical progress report, January 1, 1995--December 31, 1995  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the technical progress made on the Advanced Coal Conversion Process (ACCP) Demonstration Project from January 1, 1995 through December 31, 1995. This project demonstrates an advanced, thermal, coal upgrading process, coupled with physical cleaning techniques, that is designed to upgrade high-moisture, low-rank coals to a high-quality, low-sulfur fuel, registered as the SynCoal Process. The coal is processed through three stages (two heating stages followed by an inert cooling stage) of vibrating fluidized bed reactors that remove chemically bound water, carboxyl groups, and volatile sulfur compounds. After thermal upgrading, the coal is put through a deep-bed stratifier cleaning process to separate the pyrite-rich ash from the coal. The SynCoal Process enhances low-rank, western coals, usually with a moisture content of 25 to 55 percent, sulfur content of 0.5 to 1.5 percent, and heating value of 5,5000 to 9,000 British thermal units per pound (Btu/lb), by producing a stable, upgraded, coal product with a moisture content as low as 1 percent, sulfur content as low as 0.3 percent, and heating value up to 12,000 Btu/lb. During this reporting period, the primary focus for the ACCP Demonstration Project team was to expand SynCoal market awareness and acceptability for both the products and the technology. The ACCP Project team continued to focus on improving the operation, developing commercial markets, and improving the SynCoal products as well as the product`s acceptance.

NONE

1997-05-01

189

SRC-I demonstration plant analytical laboratory methods manual. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

This manual is a compilation of analytical procedures required for operation of a Solvent-Refined Coal (SRC-I) demonstration or commercial plant. Each method reproduced in full includes a detailed procedure, a list of equipment and reagents, safety precautions, and, where possible, a precision statement. Procedures for the laboratory's environmental and industrial hygiene modules are not included. Required American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) methods are cited, and ICRC's suggested modifications to these methods for handling coal-derived products are provided.

Klusaritz, M.L.; Tewari, K.C.; Tiedge, W.F.; Skinner, R.W.; Znaimer, S.

1983-03-01

190

Assessment of the solar heating and cooling in residential building demonstration program. Interim and final report  

SciTech Connect

The Solar Heating and Cooling (SHAC) in Residential Building Demonstration of 1974 is assessed. The program's goals and the Government Accounting Office's (GAO) evaluation of the program's success are stated. The program is analyzed with regard to objectives, results, data, and the GAO's conclusions. The differing approaches of the GAO and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the program are analyzed and compared, showing weaknesses in each. Conclusions on the relative success of the program are drawn, and recommendations are made regarding any future programs of this type. (LEW)

Wolff, D.C.

1980-08-01

191

Demonstration of radon resistant construction techniques. Phase 2. Final report. Report for November 1991-February 1993  

SciTech Connect

The report gives results of a demonstration of radon resistant construction techniques. Sub-slab mitigation systems were installed (in accordance with draft standards) in 15 new Florida houses in 1992, and these houses have undergone extensive testing to validate techniques used to prevent radon intrusion. Soil radon levels ranged from just under 500 to over 8000 PCi/l. All systems have been determined to extend negative pressure to practically all areas under the slab. Slabs tended to crack less than expected. Intact vapor barries under new houses prevent radon intrusion through slab cracks in most instances.

Tyson, J.L.; Withers, C.R.

1995-11-01

192

158. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

158. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower City Development Office) TERMINAL TOWER UNDER CONSTRUCTION, PUBLIC SQUARE FACADE, VIEW WEST TO EAST - Terminal Tower Building, Cleveland Union Terminal, 50 Public Square, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

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153. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

153. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower City Development Office, Cleveland, Ohio) TERMINAL TOWER UNDER CONSTRUCTION, PUBLIC SQUARE ELEVATION, VIEW NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST - Terminal Tower Building, Cleveland Union Terminal, 50 Public Square, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

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Saint Louis University's Role as Midwife to Urban Rebirth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Saint Louis University has taken to heart its responsibility to the communities surrounding its metropolitan campuses in a series of cooperative neighborhood renewal projects. With both financial resources and ongoing commitment, the university has brought about substantial revitalization. (MSE)

Reinert, Paul C.

1982-01-01

195

156. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

156. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower City Development Office) THE STEAM CONCOURSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, PROSPECT AVENUE, VIEW EAST TO WEST - Terminal Tower Building, Cleveland Union Terminal, 50 Public Square, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

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154. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

154. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower City Development Office) THE STATION AREA UNDER CONSTRUCTION, TEMPORARY BRIDGES, VIEW WEST TO EAST - Terminal Tower Building, Cleveland Union Terminal, 50 Public Square, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

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155. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

155. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower City Development Office) EXCAVATION OF TRACK AREA TO THE SOUTH OF HURON ROAD, VIEW WEST TO EAST - Terminal Tower Building, Cleveland Union Terminal, 50 Public Square, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

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152. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

152. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower City Development Office, Cleveland, Ohio) SOUTH ELEVATION FROM ACROSS THE CUYAHOGA RIVER, VIEW TO NORTH - Terminal Tower Building, Cleveland Union Terminal, 50 Public Square, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

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157. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

157. Copy of Louis Rosenberg Etching (original in the Tower City Development Office) TERMINAL TOWER UNDER CONSTRUCTION, STEEL FRAMEWORK OF THE SOUTHWEST WING, VIEW WEST TO EAST - Terminal Tower Building, Cleveland Union Terminal, 50 Public Square, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

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1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer January 20, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTH (FRONT). - French Legation to Republic of Texas, Seventh & San Marcos Streets, Austin, Travis County, TX

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5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer April 4, 1934 RECENT ADDITION FROM EAST. - French Legation to Republic of Texas, Seventh & San Marcos Streets, Austin, Travis County, TX

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3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer February 10, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTH (FRONT). - French Legation to Republic of Texas, Seventh & San Marcos Streets, Austin, Travis County, TX

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2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer January 20, 1934 VIEW FROM WEST (FRONT). - French Legation to Republic of Texas, Seventh & San Marcos Streets, Austin, Travis County, TX

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4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis C. Page, Jr., Photographer January 20, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST (FRONT). - French Legation to Republic of Texas, Seventh & San Marcos Streets, Austin, Travis County, TX

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Cryocooler systems demonstration. Final report, 4 September 1984-23 February 1986  

SciTech Connect

TRW successfully transferred Stirling-cycle cryocooler technology from its development at NBS to industry. They installed, modified, and operated a small, plastic, five-stage Stirling cycle refrigerator developed at the National Bureau of Standards and furnished to TRW for this project. Also designed and fabricated was a new gas handling system, pressure-wave generator and displacer drive, and fiber-designed, fabricated, and operated a monolithic thin-film SQUID gradiometer on a single silicon chip. The cooler was modified by the addition of a 4 kelvin Joule-Thompson stage before delivery to TRW and we initially fabricated this SQUID with a Nb-Pb technology for 4 kelvin experiments. We later transferred to an all-niobium technology developed at TRW when it was decided to operate the cryocooler at about 7/sup 0/K without the Joule-Thomson stage. TRW designed, constructed, and installed all components necessary to interface the magnetometer with the silicon printed-circuit board which was heat-sunk to the final stage of the cryocooler. Radiation shields were constructed and low-noise and low-thermal electrical leads were provided.

Sandell, R.D.; Silver, A.H.

1987-08-31

206

Advanced commercial survey methods (COMSURV). Volume 1. Demonstration of tailored versus general questionnaires. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses the results of a demonstration to assess the effects of questionnaire design on response rates, data quality, and general questionnaire performance in commercial sector surveys. With the cooperation of the Virginia Power Company (VEPCO), the concept of tailoring the questionnaire to specific types of commercial establishments was tested in a survey of food stores and office buildings. Tailoring involves the use of trade-specific language, questions about specialized equipment, and special instructions. One result of this study was the demonstration that it is possible to collect detailed trade-specific information with a tailored mail survey instrument. It was also expected that tailoring would improve both overall response rates and question-specific response rates, but this does not appear to be the case. In fact, the results indicate that tailored questionnaires may decrease overall response rates since misclassified units are less likely to respond. In view of this, some guidelines for the use of tailored survey instruments are presented. This report also contains numerous comparisons of the VEPCO survey results with results from the Nonresidential Building Energy Consumption Survey (NBECS). The comparisons reveal that the mail survey technique did provide estimates which compared reasonably with larger-scale on-site surveys.

McCarthy, P.M.; Bernstein, H.M.

1986-03-01

207

Engineering evaluation of magma cooling-tower demonstration at Nevada Power Company's Sunrise Station. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Magma Cooling Tower (MCT) process utilizes a falling film heat exchanger integrated into an induced draft cooling tower to evaporate wastewater. A hot water source such as return cooling water (90/sup 0/F to 110/sup 0/F) provides the energy for evaporation. Water quality control is maintained by removing potential scaling constituents to make concentration of the wastewater possible without scaling heat transfer surfaces. A pilot-scale demonstration test of the MCT process was performed from March 1979 through June 1979 at Nevada Power Company's Sunrise Station in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pilot unit extracted heat from the powerplant cooling system to evaporate cooling tower blowdown. Two water quality control methods were employed: makeup/sidestream softening and fluidized bed crystallization. The 11-week softening mode test was successful. The unit operated without biofouling or scaling at 100,000 ppM TDS levels under a wide range of operating conditions. Successful operation was not demonstrated in the 10-day crystallization mode test; calcium sulfate (CaSO/sub 4/) scaling occurred on the last day of the test at a maximum brine concentration of less than 40,000 ppM. An economic and technical comparison with other zero-discharge technologies showed that, for application at Sunrise, the MCT process had competitive capital, operating, and levelized annual costs. No major technical problems were encountered that would preclude the commercial application of a properly designed MCT unit operating in the softening mode.

Not Available

1980-11-01

208

Demonstration of SQUID parametric amplifier. Final report, 1 October 1983-30 June 1988  

SciTech Connect

Superconductive electronics incorporating Josephson junctions and SQUIDs (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices) offers electronic systems of unrivaled sensitivity, speed, and efficiency which are important for the Navy and other DoD agencies. Under this contract, TRW has developed microwave parametric amplifiers based upon Josephson junction SQUIDs operating at X-band and K-band with noise levels approaching the quantum limit. This development makes possible microwave and millimeter-wave heterodyne receivers with noise temperatures below 10 k beyond 100 GHz. The amplifiers demonstrated here can serve as RF preamplifiers which set the noise figure in advanced of the mixer in receiver systems. As the front-end RF amplifier, this device will have much greater electromagnetic survivability than conventional mixer diodes. The amplifier developed under this contract served as the model for an integrated receiver under development for SDIO/IST. This research has demonstrated a 10-dB gain amplifier operated at X-band with measured noise temperature equal to 6 K.

Not Available

1988-10-25

209

LIFAC sorbent injection desulfurization demonstration project. Final report, volume II: Project performance and economics  

SciTech Connect

This publication discusses the demonstration of the LIFAC sorbent injection technology at Richmond Power and Light`s Whitewater Valley Unit No. 2, performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Clean Coal Technology Program. LIFAC is a sorbent injection technology capable of removing 75 to 85 percent of a power plant`s SO{sub 2} emissions using limestone at calcium to sulfur molar ratios of between 2 and 2.5 to 1. The site of the demonstration is a coal-fired electric utility power plant located in Richmond, Indiana. The project is being conducted by LIFAC North America (LIFAC NA), a joint venture partnership of Tampella Power Corporation and ICF Kaiser Engineers, in cooperation with DOE, RP&L, and Research Institute (EPRI), the State of Indiana, and Black Beauty Coal Company. The purpose of Public Design Report Volume 2: Project Performance and Economics is to consolidate, for public use, the technical efficiency and economy of the LIFAC Process. The report has been prepared pursuant to the Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC22-90PC90548 between LIFAC NA and the U.S. Department of Energy.

NONE

1996-01-01

210

California Food Processing Industry Wastewater Demonstration Project: Phase I Final Report  

SciTech Connect

Wastewater treatment is an energy-intensive process and electricity demand is especially high during the utilities summer peak electricity demand periods. This makes wastewater treatment facilities prime candidates for demand response programs. However, wastewater treatment is often peripheral to food processing operations and its demand response opportunities have often been overlooked. Phase I of this wastewater demonstration project monitored wastewater energy and environmental data at Bell-Carter Foods, Inc., California's largest olive processing plant. For this monitoring activity the project team used Green Energy Management System (GEMS) automated enterprise energy management (EEM) technologies. This report presents results from data collected by GEMS from September 15, 2008 through November 30, 2008, during the olive harvest season. This project established and tested a methodology for (1) gathering baseline energy and environmental data at an industrial food-processing plant and (2) using the data to analyze energy efficiency, demand response, daily peak load management, and environmental management opportunities at the plant. The Phase I goals were to demonstrate the measurement and interrelationship of electricity demand, electricity usage, and water quality metrics and to estimate the associated CO{sub 2} emissions.

Lewis, Glen; Atkinson, Barbara; Rhyne, Ivin

2009-09-09

211

HFC-134A and HCFC-22 supermarket refrigeration demonstration and laboratory testing. Phase I. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Aspen Systems and a team of nineteen agencies and industry participants conducted a series of tests to determine the performance of HFC-134a, HCFC-22, and CFC-502 for supermarket application. This effort constitutes the first phase of a larger project aimed at carrying out both laboratory and demonstration tests of the most viable HFC refrigerants and the refrigerants they replace. The results of the Phase I effort are presented in the present report. The second phase of the project has also been completed. It centered on testing all viable HFC replacement refrigerants for CFC-502. These were HFC-507, HFC-404A, and HFC-407A. The latter results are published in the Phase II report for this project. As part of Phase I, a refrigeration rack utilizing a horizontal open drive screw compressor was constructed in our laboratory. This refrigeration rack is a duplicate of one we have installed in a supermarket in Clifton Park, NY.

NONE

1996-04-01

212

Demonstration house and resource center for appropriate technology. Final report, October 1, 1981-June 30, 1982  

SciTech Connect

The Thoreau Center was developed as an effective demonstration for appropriate technology in Des Moines, Iowa. Efforts included: (1) physical improvements for which funding was granted: insulation of walls of the brick house from inside, and painting of walls with vapor-barrier paint; construction of a batch-type or breadbox solar hot water pre-heating system; construction of a variety of window insulation treatments for all windows; evaluation of the Center's energy use over a three year (4th year included as well) period; insulation of basement (office) space using several alternative methods; investigation of various projects, such as the originally proposed greywater system and ceiling fans; and continued emphasis on winterization and low-cost conservation methods such as caulking, weatherstripping, waterheater insulation, lowered thermostat, etc. Services of the Resource Center Library which were supported through grant funds are summarized.

Not Available

1983-04-18

213

Demonstration of energy conservation for multi-deck board dryers. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Pilot scale tests and analyses concluded that it was feasible to recover and reuse low level heat from the exhausts of multi-deck dryers used to dry boards in the building materials industry. Specifically, two energy recovery systems were recommended for implementation on dryer exhaust: an indirect contact air-to-air heat recovery system to preheat combustion air for the dryer burners, and a direct contact air-to-water heat recovery system using water sprays to heat process water. The engineering, design, installation and demonstration of these two systems was undertaken. Detailed descriptions of the heat recovery systems, procurement and installation specifications, a detailed cost estimate, the installation schedule, and photographs of the energy recovery systems are presented. The air-to-water system presented only minor problems which were readily corrected. The air-to-air energy recovery system was considerably less successful due to continuous fouling by small amounts of fibers, particulates, and tars in the exhaust air.

Barnes, R.; Chandra, P.

1983-05-01

214

Documentation of the demonstrated reserve base of coal in the United States. Final report, Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to document the methodologies used to develop the 1979 Demonstrated Reserve Base (DRB) of coal. All primary source documents used to prepare the 1979 DRB were reviewed. Using the methodologies and documentation found in the 1979 DRB published report as a guide, each of the state-level published reserve estimates were re-derived. In those cases where the estimates could not be reproduced, EIA personnel from the Eastern and Western Energy Data Offices were consulted and the differences, for the most part, were resolved. Throughout this report an attempt was made to describe the information flow that was an integral part of the DRB development. Particular attention and emphasis was given to those instances where deviations from standard, published EIA procedures were used to derive the DRB estimates. The main body of this report summarizes the methodological procedures used to develop each state reserve estimate.

Herhal, A J; Britton, S G; Minnucci, C A

1982-03-01

215

Bell Creek field micellar-polymer pilot demonstration. Final report, June 1976-March 1982  

SciTech Connect

In June 1976, Gary Energy Corporation initiated a DOE cost-shared 40-acre micellar-polymer demonstration project in Unit A of the Bell Creek Field, Powder River County, Montana. This pilot project was located in the northern part of the unit in an area in which the original line drive waterflood had been in operation since August 1970. The 40-acre pilot 5-spot was developed in 1977 by infill drilling four injection wells and an observation well adjacent to one of the injectors. This report summarizes all aspects of the pilot demonstration project. A discussion of the reservoir geology and fluid chemistry, chemical flood process design, and an analysis of overall project performance, including estimates of total secondary and tertiary incremental oil recoveries, are presented. A reservoir engineering analysis included detailed examination of data from pressure pulse testing, injection of radioactive tracers, and logs and cores from the five new infill wells. The analysis indicated the presence of a permeability barrier across the southeast quadrant of the 40-acre confined area. The Uniflood oil-external micellar-polymer process was chosen for application in the pilot. Union Oil company designed the process specifically for the Bell Creek reservoir rock and fluid system. A caustic preflush slug of 18.0% pore volume (PV) was injected, followed by a 3.9% PV micellar slug. A viscosity tapered polymer slug of 100% PV was specified for injection after the micellar slug to provide mobility control. Conventional water injection into the pilot 5-spot was started in October 1977, and continued through January 1979. This pattern waterflood period was necessary to allow time for the completion of the reservoir analysis. Micellar process injection commenced during February 1979, with injection of the preflush. As of March 31, 1982, 77% PV of the polymer slug had been injected.

Goldburg, A.

1982-09-01

216

Final Technical Report: Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the work conducted under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under contract DE-FC36-04GO14285 by Mercedes-Benz & Research Development, North America (MBRDNA), Chrysler, Daimler, Mercedes Benz USA (MBUSA), BP, DTE Energy and NextEnergy to validate fuel cell technologies for infrastructure, transportation as well as assess technology and commercial readiness for the market. The Mercedes Team, together with its partners, tested the technology by operating and fueling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles under real world conditions in varying climate, terrain and driving conditions. Vehicle and infrastructure data was collected to monitor the progress toward the hydrogen vehicle and infrastructure performance targets of $2.00 to 3.00/gge hydrogen production cost and 2,000-hour fuel cell durability. Finally, to prepare the public for a hydrogen economy, outreach activities were designed to promote awareness and acceptance of hydrogen technology. DTE, BP and NextEnergy established hydrogen filling stations using multiple technologies for on-site hydrogen generation, storage and dispensing. DTE established a hydrogen station in Southfield, Michigan while NextEnergy and BP worked together to construct one hydrogen station in Detroit. BP constructed another fueling station in Burbank, California and provided a full-time hydrogen trailer at San Francisco, California and a hydrogen station located at Los Angeles International Airport in Southern, California. Stations were operated between 2005 and 2011. The Team deployed 30 Gen I Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) in the beginning of the project. While 28 Gen I F-CELLs used the A-Class platform, the remaining 2 were Sprinter delivery vans. Fuel cell vehicles were operated by external customers for real-world operations in various regions (ecosystems) to capture various driving patterns and climate conditions (hot, moderate and cold). External operators consisted of F-CELL partner organizations in California and Michigan ranging from governmental organizations, for-profit to and non-profit entities. All vehicles were equipped with a data acquisition system that automatically collected statistically relevant data for submission to National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which monitored the progress of the fuel cell vehicles against the DOE technology validation milestones. The Mercedes Team also provided data from Gen-II vehicles under the similar operations as Gen I vehicles to compare technology maturity during program duration.

Ronald Grasman

2011-12-31

217

Healthcare Inspection Hemodialysis Nursing Care Issues at the John Cochran Division St. Louis VA Medical Center St. Louis, Missouri.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The VA Office of Inspector General Office of Healthcare Inspections conducted an inspection to determine the validity of allegations regarding nursing care issues in the hemodialysis (HD) unit of the John Cochran Division of the St. Louis VA Medical Cente...

2012-01-01

218

Study of air pollution scavenging. Fifteenth progress report. [Air pollution over St. Louis, Missouri and rural Illinois  

SciTech Connect

Selected analyses of air and rainwater chemistry and meteorological data are presented as part of the final efforts on the 5-year METROMEX study. The size characterization, air concentration, and source identification of aerosols over and near St. Louis are related to the urban-industrial activities of the metropolitan area. The precipitation studies are comprised of a comparison of chemical analyses of simulated rain samples between several laboratories, including the Survey. The results showed that the analytical technique used by the Survey for the chemical analysis of the METROMEX samples is excellent for increasing confidence in the published data. Other precipitation analyses are directed toward the acid rain problem as demonstrated by historical and current measurements in Illinois. The meteorological investigations consist of analysis of diurnal temperature and moisture cycles at urban and rural sites which relates to the development of the planetary boundary layer (PBL) as perturbed by the city. The three-dimensional character of the PBL is also presented as determined by the radiosonde operations during METROMEX. Finally, the technique to calculate three-dimensional trajectories of air motion using the numerous pilot balloon observations acquired during the project is presented. These data are essential for the full interpretation of the air and rain chemistry observations, and the development of empirical models of pollutant scavenging.

Semonin, R.G.; Ackerman, B.; Gatz, D.F.; Rilberg, S.D.; Peden, M.E.; Stahlhut, R.K.; Stensland, G.J.

1977-07-01

219

Development and demonstration of a vertical axis wind turbine POWERHOUSE. Final report  

SciTech Connect

VAWTPOWER, Inc. (formerly FORECAST INDUSTRIES, Inc.) worked with Sandia National Laboratories, Aluminum Company of America, and the University of New Mexico's Engineering Research Institute to develop and demonstrate a performance reliable lower cost POWERHOUSE for a VAWTPOWER 185 Wind Turbine. POWERHOUSE is defined as the base assembly and controls for the electricity generating Wind Energy Conversion System. The base assembly includes low speed shaft and couplings, disc or drum brake, hydraulic or pneumatic brake control systems, speed increasing gear box, high speed shaft and couplings, induction motor/generator, bottom Rotor bearings, lightning and ground fault protection, support structure, and environmental protection. VAWTPOWER 185 is a 200 kW capacity Vertical Axis Wind Turbine rated 185 kW at 37 mph. After system analysis, subsystem definition, detailed design and engineering, and development of a test plan, two versions of the POWERHOUSE were fabricated and tested. The disc brake option was installed as part of a total VAWTPOWER 185 Wind Turbine prototype behind the VAWTPOWER, Inc. production facility in Albuquerque and, after full research instrumentation, is being tested as part of a wind driven electricity generating system. The drum brake option was shipped to California to be part of a second prototype VAWTPOWER 185 Wind Turbine being installed near Palm Springs in the windswept San Gorgonio Pass. Both POWERHOUSES are lower in cost than prior designs. Both appear ready for commercial production.

Vosburgh, P.N.

1984-06-01

220

BWR (boiling-water reactor) radiation control: In-plant demonstration at Vermont Yankee: Final report  

SciTech Connect

Results of the RP1934 program, which was established by EPRI in 1981 to demonstrate the adequacy of BRAC program (RP819) principles for BWR radiation control at Vermont Yankee, are presented. Evaluations were performed of the effectiveness of optimization of purification system performance, control of feedwater dissolved oxygen concentrations, minimization of corrosion product and ionic transport, and improved startup, shutdown, and layup practices. The impact on shutdown radiation levels of these corrective actions was assessed based on extensive primary system radiation survey and component gamma scan data. Implementation of the BRAC recommendations was found to be insufficient to reduce the rate of activity buildup on out-of-core surfaces at Vermont Yankee, and additional corrective actions were found necessary. Specifically, replacement of cobalt-bearing materials in the control rod drive pins and rollers and feedwater regulating valves was pursued as was installation of electropolished 316 stainless steel during a recirculation piping replacement program. Aggressive programs to further reduce copper concentrations in the reactor water by improving condensate demineralizer efficiency and to minimize organic ingress to the power cycle by reducing organic concentrations in recycled radwaste also were undertaken. Evaluations of the impact on activity buildup of several pretreatment processes including prefilming in moist air, preexposure to high temperature water containing zinc, and electropolishing also were performed in a test loop installed in the reactor water cleanup system. A significant beneficial impact of electropolishing was shown to be present for periods up to 6000 hours.

Palino, G.F.; Hobart, R.L.; Sawochka, S.G.

1987-10-01

221

Coolside waste management demonstration OCDO grant agreement No. CDO/D-902-9. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this project were to evaluate the potential utilization in road construction of wastes produced from the Coolside, LIMB (limestone injection multi-stage burner) and FBC (fluidized-bed combustion) processes, and to specify criteria for landfill disposal of waste from the Coolside process. These three processes are considered to be clean coal technologies. The Coolside process involves injecting an aqueous slurry of hydrated lime into the ductwork downstream of the air preheater in a coal-fired boiler. The hydrated lime captures sulfur dioxide from the flue gas producing anhydrous calcium sulfite and calcium sulfate, which are collected along with the unused hydrated lime and fly ash. The LIMB process involves injection of lime or hydrated lime directly into the furnace to capture sulfur dioxide. The waste consists principally of anhydrous calcium sulfate, lime, and fly ash. Both processes were demonstrated successfully at the Edgewater Station of Ohio Edison in Lorrain, OH, from 1989 to 1992. Circulating fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) is a commercial technology which combines steam generation with SO{sub 2} control by burning coal in a circulating bed of limestone. The waste, chemically similar to LIMB waste, is produced by bleed-off of the bed material and by collection of the flue dust. All three processes produce a dry solid waste, which must either be used or disposed of and managed to ensure environmental compliance and economic feasibility. The project was completed in June 1996.

Wu, M.; Winschel, R.A. [CONSOL Inc., Library, PA (United States). Research & Development

1997-10-01

222

Stirling Engine Natural Gas Combustion Demonstration Program. Final report, October 1989-January 1991  

SciTech Connect

Fueled on natural gas, the Stirling engine is an inherently clean, quiet, and efficient engine. With increasing environmental concern for air quality and the increasingly more stringent requirements for low engine exhaust emissions, the Stirling engine may be an attractive alternative to internal combustion (IC) engines. The study has demonstrated that ultra low emissions can be attained with a Stirling-engine-driven electric generator configured to burn natural gas. Combustion parameters were optimized to produce the lowest possible exhaust emissions for a flame-type combustor without compromising overall engine thermal efficiency. A market application survey and manufacturing cost analysis indicate that a market opportunity potentially exists in the volumes needed to economically manufacture a newly designed Stirling engine (Mod III) for stationary applications and hybrid vehicles. The translation of such potential markets into actual markets does, however, pose difficult challenges as substantial investments are required. Also, the general acceptance of a new engine type by purchasers requires a considerable amount of time.

Ernst, W.; Moryl, J.; Riecke, G.

1991-02-01

223

Alternative fuels for vehicles fleet demonstration program. Final report, volume 2: Appendices  

SciTech Connect

The Alternative Fuels for Vehicles Fleet Demonstration Program (AFV-FDP) was a multiyear effort to collect technical data for use in determining the costs and benefits of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs) in typical applications in New York State. This report, Volume 2, includes 13 appendices to Volume 1 that expand upon issues raised therein. Volume 1 provides: (1) Information about the purpose and scope of the AFV-FDP; (2) A summary of AFV-FDP findings organized on the basis of vehicle type and fuel type; (3) A short review of the status of AFV technology development, including examples of companies in the State that are active in developing AFVs and AFV components; and (4) A brief overview of the status of AFV deployment in the State. Volume 3 provides expanded reporting of AFV-FDP technical details, including the complete texts of the brochure Garage Guidelines for Alternative Fuels and the technical report Fleet Experience Survey Report, plus an extensive glossary of AFV terminology. The appendices cover a wide range of issues including: emissions regulations in New York State; production and health effects of ozone; vehicle emissions and control systems; emissions from heavy-duty engines; reformulated gasoline; greenhouse gases; production and characteristics of alternative fuels; the Energy Policy Act of 1992; the Clean Fuel Fleet Program; garage design guidelines for alternative fuels; surveys of fleet managers using alternative fuels; taxes on conventional and alternative fuels; and zero-emission vehicle technology.

NONE

1997-06-01

224

Preparation for commercial demonstration of biomass-to-ethanol conversion technology. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this program was to complete the development of a commercially viable process to produce fuel ethanol from renewable cellulosic biomass. The program focused on pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, and fermentation technologies where Amoco has a unique proprietary position. Assured access to low-cost feedstock is a cornerstone of attractive economics for cellulose to ethanol conversion in the 1990s. Most of Amoco`s efforts in converting cellulosic feedstocks to ethanol before 1994 focused on using paper from municipal solid waste as the feed. However, while many municipalities and MSW haulers expressed interest in Amoco`s technology, none were willing to commit funding to process development. In May, 1994 several large agricultural products companies showed interest in Amoco`s technology, particularly for application to corn fiber. Amoco`s initial work with corn fiber was encouraging. The project work plan was designed to provide sufficient data on corn fiber conversion to convince a major agriculture products company to participate in the construction of a commercial demonstration facility.

NONE

1997-07-01

225

Low head, micro-hydro demonstration project, Coker, Alabama. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Project objective was to demonstrate the feasibility of using a crossflow (Banki) turbine in a low head, run-of-steam application. Project consisted of construction of small dam across Big Creek at Coker, Alabama. Design, construction and installation of a crossflow turbine with appurtenant feed water structures and control devices. Design of crossflow turbine was for 6 ft net head at 15 cubic ft per second flow. Dimensions of turbine constructed were: diameter 19'', length 72'', No. of blades - 20. Jet thickness (nozzle opening) 1.25'' with calculated full flow rpm of 117. Construction was started in summer of 1981 and completed in September 1981. Before any meaningful information could be gained the dam was demolished by flood. The dam was rebuilt during the summer of 1982. Preliminary testing, using a 8 kW Dayton ac Generator with gear box (input rpm 540) indicated a peak power output at full flow of 2.8 kW as opposed to calculated 7 kW at 75% efficiency for the system. This testing was done in November and December of 1982 under extremely difficult conditions which included destruction of the turbine blades by debris pushed into high backwater. Due to frequent and heavy rains during the winter of 1983 no testing was possible in January and February. In March 1983 the dam was lost again due to severe flooding conditions eroding away the end of the dam. The project will be rebuilt at some future time when funds become available.

Simpson, B.J.

1983-09-01

226

On-farm demonstration of solar heating of livestock shelters. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A total of 80 on-farm demonstrations of solar heating of livestock shelters were performed in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Vermont, and Virginia. The objectives were (1) to determine the technical and eonomic feasibility of using solar energy technology for heating systems to provide significant amounts of the heating requirements for on-the-farm livestock shelters, (2) to test, to the maximum extent possible, solar technology developed under the DOE/USDA SEA Federal Research Program operating under farm conditions, (3) to incorporate and utilize energy conservation techniques well known to the industry, (4) to minimize the interruption or interference in the normal operations of the livestock facilities, and (5) to identify incentives and opportunities for widespread farm application of solar energy technology where appropriate. Through the many workshops, seminars, tours, and other educational meetings, numerous people have gained some degree of knowledge on the application of solar energy to heating livestock shelters. A copy of each state's report is included.

Not Available

1982-12-01

227

Maglev demonstration, design and develoment plan. Final report, February 1990-August 1994  

SciTech Connect

This study examines the feasibility of a regional high speed magnetic levitation (MAGLEV) system connecting the Greater Pittsburgh airport with strategic stops between the Midwest and the East Coast. A suburban commuter system, which operates on the same lines as the regional system, is also investigated. The first link of the regional and suburban MAGLEV system consists of a demonstration line connecting the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport with downtown Pittsburgh. This study considers the economic value of such a system from the aspects of transportation, manufacturing and economic development. The study concludes that an investment of $41 billion over the next 30 years would be required to build a regional MAGLEV system, cover its operating cost and produce enough additional transportation revenue to pay back part of this investment in the private sector financial markets. A substantial portion of this investment must come from the public sector. The additional economic activity generated by this investment would be over $78 billion. Over 675,000 person-years of work would be created by such a venture.The current regulatory approach to achieving ozone and related air quality standards is based on emissions estimation and modeling. In recent years, several studies have attempted to evaluate the emissions estimates and methods against ambient measurements by comparing non-methane organic compound (NMOC) species profiles, NMOC:NOx ratios, CO:NOx ratios, and using receptor modeling of NMOCs. Areas of interest have included the relative contributions of mobile, stationary, and biogenic sources, and evidence for underestimation of sources and/or missing sources. However, over the same time period the emission estimates have also been revised to reflect the latest information.

Yarwood, G.; Gray, H.A.; Ligocki, M.P.; Whitten, G.Z.

1994-08-01

228

Alternative fuels for vehicles fleet demonstration program final report. Volume 1: Summary  

SciTech Connect

The Alternative Fuels for Vehicles Fleet Demonstration Program (AFV-FDP) was a multiyear effort to collect technical data for use in determining the costs and benefits of alternative-fuel vehicles in typical applications in New York State. During 3 years of collecting data, 7.3 million miles of driving were accumulated, 1,003 chassis-dynamometer emissions tests were performed, 862,000 gallons of conventional fuel were saved, and unique information was developed about garage safety recommendations, vehicle performance, and other topics. Findings are organized by vehicle and fuel type. For light-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, technology has evolved rapidly and closed-loop, electronically-controlled fuel systems provide performance and emissions advantages over open-loop, mechanical systems. The best CNG technology produces consistently low tailpipe emissions versus gasoline, and can eliminate evaporative emissions. Reduced driving range remains the largest physical drawback. Fuel cost is low ($/Btu) but capital costs are high, indicating that economics are best with vehicles that are used intensively. Propane produces impacts similar to CNG and is less expensive to implement, but fuel cost is higher than gasoline and safety codes limit use in urban areas. Light-duty methanol/ethanol vehicles provide performance and emissions benefits over gasoline with little impact on capital costs, but fuel costs are high. Heavy-duty CNG engines are evolving rapidly and provide large reductions in emissions versus diesel. Capital costs are high for CNG buses and fuel efficiency is reduced, but the fuel is less expensive and overall operating costs are about equal to those of diesel buses. Methanol buses provide performance and emissions benefits versus diesel, but fuel costs are high. Other emerging technologies were also evaluated, including electric vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles, and fuel cells.

NONE

1997-03-01

229

Demonstration [sic] of a System for Removing Malachite Green : Final Report.  

SciTech Connect

Activated carbon has been used effectively to remove tastes, odors, and contaminants from public water supplies. The adsorption efficiency is influenced by the size of carbon granules, flow rate, column depth, and retention time. A study was designed to (1) determine the type of filter and kind of carbon that was most efficient and (2) demonstrate that carbon filters can be used to remove malachite green from water used for egg incubation or to hold adult salmon before spawning. Minicolumn simulation studies showed that 8 /times/ 30 mesh granular carbon manufactured from bituminous coal was effective for continuously removing malachite green from water for 230 days at a flow rate of 500 gpm and for 62 days at a flow rate of 1000 gpm. The removal capacity at the slower flow rate was 69 mg of malachite green per gram of carbon. A filter system that contained 20,000 pounds of activated carbon in each of two chambers was effective for removal of malachite green from treated water in adult salmon holding ponds at flows of 500 gpm and greater. The removal efficiency was 99.8% after 105 hours of operation, and the adsorption capacity of the system was projected to be 20 or more years of routine hatchery operation. A filter system that contained 2000 pounds of activated carbon in each of two chambers was effective for removal of malachite green from treated water in salmon egg incubation units at the designated flow rate of 50 gpm and also at faster flow rates. 14 refs., 5 figs., 6 tabs.

Marking, Leif L.

1989-04-01

230

Louis Pasteur, the Father of Immunology?  

PubMed Central

Louis Pasteur is traditionally considered as the progenitor of modern immunology because of his studies in the late nineteenth century that popularized the germ theory of disease, and that introduced the hope that all infectious diseases could be prevented by prophylactic vaccination, as well as also treated by therapeutic vaccination, if applied soon enough after infection. However, Pasteur was working at the dawn of the appreciation of the microbial world, at a time when the notion of such a thing as an immune system did not exist, certainly not as we know it today, more than 130?years later. Accordingly, why was Pasteur such a genius as to discern how the immune system functions to protect us against invasion by the microbial world when no one had even made the distinction between fungi, bacteria, or viruses, and no one had formulated any theories of immunity. A careful reading of Pasteur’s presentations to the Academy of Sciences reveals that Pasteur was entirely mistaken as to how immunity occurs, in that he reasoned, as a good microbiologist would, that appropriately attenuated microbes would deplete the host of vital trace nutrients absolutely required for their viability and growth, and not an active response on the part of the host. Even so, he focused attention on immunity, preparing the ground for others who followed. This review chronicles Pasteur’s remarkable metamorphosis from organic chemist to microbiologist to immunologist, and from basic science to medicine.

Smith, Kendall A.

2012-01-01

231

Jean-Louis Vignes: California's forgotten winemaker.  

PubMed

This article represents a first step in the process of restoring the legacy of pioneer California winemaker Jean-Louis Vignes (1780–1862). Vignes was a native of France who established and operated a commercial winery (El Aliso) in Los Angeles for 22 years (1833–1855). The article includes the first known photograph of Vignes discovered by the author. While prominent twentieth-century American wine historians have acknowledged Vignes, the author emphasizes a key distinction made by French historian Leonce Jore. Vignes left France to go to the Sandwich Islands as part of a commercial enterprise that traveled with Catholic missionaries (Picpus Fathers). Only after five years of frustration did Vignes move to Los Angeles and establish a winery. The author uses the remembrances of well-known nineteenth-century commentator William Heath Davis [Seventy-Five Years in California (San Francisco, 1929)] to give some personal insights into Vignes as a winemaker. Davis visited him at El Aliso three times as a young man and lived long enough (1909) to validate Vignes’s vision for the potential of winemaking in California. The article also includes the first known full citation for Vignes’s gravesite at Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. PMID:21591314

Macconnell, Scott

2011-01-01

232

The Robert Louis Stevenson Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Perhaps best known for his novels "Treasure Island" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Robert Louis Stevenson receives a fine tribute on this site, which serves both as a compendium of links, and as a nice resource for primary documents and writings by, and about, this notable 19th century writer. Created and maintained by Richard Drury, a graduate of the University of Manchester and a professor at the Universita di Bergamo, the site contains a number of thematic sections that address Stevenson's life, available online electronic editions of his works, and extended bibliographies. Visitors unfamiliar with the life of this rather fascinating man may want to start by reading one of the online essays about his life, or by diving right into one of the electronic editions of his works. Of particular interest to Stevenson scholars and aficionados will be the "Critical Reception" area of the site that explores the ways in which his work has been received over the past century or so.

Dury, Richard.

233

Louis J. Battan 1923”1986  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dr. Louis J. Battan died on October 29, 1986, after a short illness. Although he had been a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizon a since 1958 and director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics there from 1973 to 1982 (and associate director from 1958 to 1973), his activities on the national and international scenes were so varied that he was known in different ways by the numerous communities with which he was involved. However, all who knew him shared his uncommonly good humor, took pride in his friendship, and respected his wisdom and good judgment. Lou is survived by his wife Jeanette, daughter Suzette, and son Paul.Battan was born in New York City on February 9, 1923. He was the second of four sons born to Annibale and Luisa Battan, immigrants to the United States from the village of Vigo in the Tyrolean Alps of Austria. He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a family environment that encouraged the highest moral standards and a devotion to hard work and self-reliance, qualities that remained with him throughout his life.

Atlas, David

234

33 CFR 165.825 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. 165.825 Section 165.825 ...Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. (a) Location. The following...Calhoun, Nebraska âall waters of the Missouri River, extending 75 feet from...

2013-07-01

235

Prototypical Rod Consolidation Demonstration Project. Phase 3, Final report: Volume 1, Cold checkout test report, Book 2  

SciTech Connect

The objective of Phase 3 of the Prototypical Rod consolidation Demonstration Project (PRCDP) was to procure, fabricate, assemble, and test the Prototypical Rod consolidation System as described in the NUS Phase 2 Final Design Report. This effort required providing the materials, components, and fabricated parts which makes up all of the system equipment. In addition, it included the assembly, installation, and setup of this equipment at the Cold Test Facility. During the Phase 3 effort the system was tested on a component, subsystem, and system level. This volume 1, discusses the PRCDP Phase 3 Test Program that was conducted by the HALLIBURTON NUS Environmental Corporation under contract AC07-86ID12651 with the United States Department of Energy. This document, Volume 1, Book 2 discusses the following topics: Fuel Rod Extraction System Test Results and Analysis Reports and Clamping Table Test Results and Analysis Reports.

Not Available

1993-05-01

236

USDOE Innovative Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Project: Passamaquoddy Technology Recovery Scrubber{trademark}. Final report: Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

This Final Report provides available design, operational, and maintenance information, and marketing plans, on the Passamaquoddy Technology Recovery Scrubber{trademark} demonstration Project at the Dragon Products company`s cement plant at Thomaston, Maine. In addition, data on pollutant removal efficiencies and system economics are reviewed. The Recovery Scrubber was developed to simultaneously address the emission of acid gas pollutants and the disposal of alkaline solid waste at a cement plant. The process, however, has general application to other combustion processes including waste or fossil fuel fired boilers. Selected chemistry of the exhaust gas, (before and after treatment by the Recovery Scrubber), selected chemistry of the cement plant kiln baghouse dust catch (before and after treatment by the Recovery Scrubber), and Dragon cement plant economics are presented. current marketing efforts and potential markets for the Recovery Scrubber in several industries are discussed.

Not Available

1994-02-01

237

Demonstration of sorbent injection technology on a tangentially coal-fired utility boiler (Yorktown Limb Demonstration). Final report, June 1987October 1993  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report summarizes activities conducted and results achieved in a program to demonstrate Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) technology on a tangentially fired coal-burning utility boiler, Virginia Power's 180-MWe Yorktown Unit No. 2. This successfully demonstrated technology combines furnace injection of a calcium-based sorbent for moderate reductions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) with a low-nitrogen-oxide (NOx) firing system for NOx emissions

J. P. Clark; R. W. Koucky; M. R. Gogineni; A. F. Kwasnik

1994-01-01

238

Louis Moreau Gottschalk, John Sullivan Dwight, and the Development of Musical Culture in the United States, 1853-1865  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation investigates the relationships between the lives and works of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-69) and John Sullivan Dwight (1813-93). It demonstrates that the points of intersection were influenced not only by musical concerns – composition, performance, and criticism – but also by larger social and cultural issues that shaped mid-nineteenth-century America, including race, religion, politics, and philosophy. A broader

Laura Moore Pruett

2007-01-01

239

NEAR-SURFACE AIR PARCEL TRAJECTORIES - ST. LOUIS, 1975  

EPA Science Inventory

The utility of air parcel trajectories is described for the diagnosis of mesometeorological and urban air pollution problems. A technique is described that uses the St. Louis Regional Air Monitoring System (RAMS) to provide wind measurements for the local urban scale. A computeri...

240

The Badge of Poverty: The St. Louis Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet reports a study designed to probe into some of the important human dimensions that characterize poverty. The study was restricted to a specific low-income area in the heart of St. Louis, Mo. Personal household interviews were conducted, covering topics about problems and topics as seen by the respondents. Among the findings were…

Block, Carl E.; And Others

241

Biography of louis braille and invention of the braille alphabet.  

PubMed

Louis Braille (1809-1852) was born in France. At the age of three, he wounded his right eye with a cobbler's tool while playing in his father's workshop. No medical knowledge could save his eyesight at that time. Louis's left eye became inflamed, apparently due to subsequent sympathetic ophthalmia, and he eventually lost the sight in that eye. At the age of five, Louis Braille was completely blind. He is considered to be the inventor of a writing system by touch that bears his name, the Braille system. This revolutionary system has allowed blind people to access written culture, and it can therefore be considered a major advance in the quality of life for the blind. The immediate precursor of the invention of the Braille system was the alphabet created by Charles Barbier de la Serre (1767-1841) who created a language by touch designed for military and secret use. Louis Braille modified this alphabet into the Braille alphabet, which is practically the same one that is currently used. It required time to be recognized and to be implemented as a reading and writing method for blind people throughout the world. In 1950, UNESCO effectively universalized the Braille alphabet, and in 2005 it recognized Braille system as a "vital language of communication, as legitimate as all other languages in the world." PMID:19171217

Jiménez, Javier; Olea, Jesús; Torres, Jesús; Alonso, Inmaculada; Harder, Dirk; Fischer, Konstanze

242

Dr. Entrepreneur: Dr. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In an interview, Dr. Henry Louis ("Skip") Gates, Jr., discusses the status of black studies both at his home institution, Harvard University (Massachusetts), and in the academy; the changing image of African American intellectuals; and the challenges of managing a full intellectual career in the current higher education environment. (Author/MSE)|

Black Issues in Higher Education, 1999

1999-01-01

243

A Conservation with...Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents an interview between National Endowment for the Humanities chairman, Lynne V. Cheney, and Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Includes discussion of multiculturalism as it relates to free speech, sexism, racism, hate speech, and ethnocentrism. Emphasizes both the open tradition of Western culture and the recent pressure for…

Cheney, Lynne V.

1991-01-01

244

Annual Convention in St. Louis: A Dynamic Convergence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nearly 3,000 career and technical educators from across the country converged upon St. Louis, Missouri, for the premier professional development event in career and technical education (CTE). The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) held its Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo November 17-19, bringing together teachers,…

Emeagwali, N. Susan

2012-01-01

245

1900 - Hyding Nietzsche in Robert Louis Stevenson's Gothic of Philosophy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Robert Louis Stevenson's Gothic novel, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Henry Jekyll testifies both to the fundamental instability of origins and to the incorporation of a principle of synthesis within a framework of apparent antithesis in terms that clearly echo Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. When juxtaposed with Nietzsche's confrontation of the \\

Harriet Hustis

2009-01-01

246

Louis Bachelier: The Father of Modern Option Pricing Theory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Observes that, before 1973, determining a valuation formula for option prices was an elusive goal of financial economics. Discusses Louis Bachelier's early twentieth-century work on the problem. Notes that Bachelier derived a normal distribution for stock price movements by modeling price changes in specific way. Reviews Bachelier's option…

Sullivan, Edward J.; Weithers, Timothy M.

1991-01-01

247

Invasion by stages in the St Louis River estuary  

EPA Science Inventory

The St. Louis River estuary is recognized as an invasive species “hotspot” - the harbor ranks among the top locations in the Great Lakes reporting the first occurrence of new, aquatic non-native species. To date, 18 non-native benthic invertebrate, 4 non-native crusta...

248

The Urban-related Nocturnal Rainfall Anomaly at St. Louis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies during the Metropolitan Meteorological Experiment (METROMEX) sought to define influences of St. Louis on the summer atmosphere that led to alterations in rainfall. These studies defined how city influences caused an afternoon maximum of rainfall cast of the city. Rain data indicated a second rain maximum northeast of the city during the 2000-2400 CDT period. Study of this nocturnal

Stanley A. Changnon Jr.; Floyd A. Huff

1986-01-01

249

Conceptualising Childhood: Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the construct of childhood in Robert Louis Stevenson's collection of poems, "A Child's Garden of Verses," by employing notions of child development drawn from Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. Finds, from a literary perspective, Stevenson's collection located on the boundaries of romanticism and modernism. (BT)|

Webb, Jean

2002-01-01

250

Carboxyhemoglobin Trend in St. Louis Blood Donors, 1971-1975.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medical College of Wisconsin conducted a replicate survey in St. Louis--to determine whether reductions in the ambient CO concentration, as recorded at local air monitoring stations, would be reflected in lower COHb saturation in the population. The t...

R. D. Stewart P. E. Newton A. Wu J. H. Kalbfleisch T. A. Stewart

1978-01-01

251

A Target of Opportunity: Creation of the LOUIS Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the Louisiana Online University Information System (LOUIS) that was designed to improve user services and make more effective use of collections. Topics include library cooperation, higher education and academic libraries, the Louisiana Academic Library Network, systems support (including training), future…

Cargill, Jennifer

1995-01-01

252

FY'99 final report for the expedited technology demonstration project: demonstration test results for the MSO\\/off-gas and salt recycle system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Molten Salt Oxidation (MSO) is a promising alternative to incineration for the treatment of a variety of organic wastes. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has prepared a facility in which an integrated pilot-scale MSO treatment system is being tested and demonstrated. The system consists of a MSO vessel with a dedicated off-gas treatment system, a salt recycle system, feed preparation

M G Adamson; P C Hsu

1999-01-01

253

Demonstration of sorbent injection technology on a tangentially coal-fired utility boiler (Yorktown Limb Demonstration). Final report, June 1987-October 1993  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes activities conducted and results achieved in a program to demonstrate Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) technology on a tangentially fired coal-burning utility boiler, Virginia Power's 180-MWe Yorktown Unit No. 2. This successfully demonstrated technology combines furnace injection of a calcium-based sorbent for moderate reductions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) with a low-nitrogen-oxide (NOx) firing system for NOx emissions reduction. Testing was conducted on an eastern bituminous coal with a typical sulfur content of 2.3%. Results of both extensive parametric testing and continuous long-term operation of the LIMB system are presented. Results of performance testing of the Low-NOx Concentric Firing System (LNCFS) Level II firing system are also presented. The effects of LIMB operation on boiler, electrostatic precipitator (ESP), and ash handling system performance are also discussed.

Clark, J.P.; Koucky, R.W.; Gogineni, M.R.; Kwasnik, A.F.

1994-10-01

254

Demonstration, testing, & evaluation of in situ heating of soil. Draft final report, Volume II: Appendices A to E  

SciTech Connect

This document is a draft final report for US DOE contract entitled, {open_quotes}Demonstration Testing and Evaluation of In Situ Soil Heating,{close_quotes} Contract No. DE-AC05-93OR22160, IITRI Project No. C06787. This report is presented in two volumes. Volume I contains the technical report This document is Volume II, containing appendices with background information and data. In this project approximately 300 cu. yd. of clayey soil containing a low concentration plume of volatile organic chemicals was heated in situ by the application of electrical energy. It was shown that as a result of heating the effective permeability of soil to air flow was increased such that in situ soil vapor extraction could be performed. The initial permeability of soil was so low that the soil gas flow rate was immeasurably small even at high vacuum levels. When scaled up, this process can be used for the environmental clean up and restoration of DOE sites contaminated with VOCs and other organic chemicals boiling up to 120{degrees}to 130{degrees}C in the vadose zone. Although it may applied to many types of soil formations, it is particularly attractive for low permeability clayey soil where conventional in situ venting techniques are limited by low air flow.

Dev, H.; Enk, J.; Jones, D.; Saboto, W.

1996-02-12

255

Prototypical Rod Consolidation Demonstration Project. Phase 3, Final report: Volume 1, Cold checkout test report, Book 4  

SciTech Connect

The objective of Phase 3 of the Prototypical Rod consolidation Demonstration Project (PRCDP) was to procure, fabricate, assemble, and test the Prototypical Rod consolidation System as described in the NUS Phase 2 Final Design Report. This effort required providing the materials, components, and fabricated parts which makes up all of the system equipment. In addition, it included the assembly, installation, and setup of this equipment at the Cold Test Facility. During the Phase 3 effort the system was tested on a component, subsystem, and system level. This volume 1, discusses the PRCDP Phase 3 Test Program that was conducted by the HALLIBURTON NUS Environmental Corporation under contract AC07-86ID12651 with the United States Department of Energy. This document, Volume 1, Book 4 discusses the following topics: Rod Compaction/Loading System Test Results and Analysis Report; Waste Collection System Test Results and Analysis Report; Waste Container Transfer Fixture Test Results and Analysis Report; Staging and Cutting Table Test Results and Analysis Report; and Upper Cutting System Test Results and Analysis Report.

Not Available

1993-05-01

256

EVALUATION AND DEMONSTRATION OF LOW-NOX BURNER SYSTEMS FOR TEOR (THERMALLY ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY) STEAM GENERATORS: FINAL REPORT - FIELD EVALUATION OF COMMERCIAL PROTOTYPE BURNER  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of the final phase of a program to develop, demonstrate, and evaluate a low-NOx burner for crude-oil-fired steam generators used for thermally enhanced oil recovery (TEOR). The burner designed and demonstrated under this program was developed from design ...

257

In-plant demonstration of energy optimization in beck dyeing of carpet. Final report, June 1, 1979-January 1, 1980  

SciTech Connect

Several energy-conservative technologies have been successfully combined and transferred to a commercial carpet finishing plant to optimize beck dyeing. The technology of bump-and-run, in which the dyebath temperature was allowed to drift for the last 85% of the hold time instead of being maintained by active steam sparging, reduced the energy consumption by 38% with negligible capital investment required. Merging of dyebath reuse with bump-and-run only marginally increased the energy consumption (to 39%), but substantially lowered the plant's finishing costs further by directly recycling dyes, auxiliary chemicals, and water. Final optimization, which merged a technique whereby the carpet was pulled directly from the hot bath with bump-and-run and dyebath reuse, further improved the economics by drastically reducing water/sewer requirements by 90% and eliminating the holding tank/pumping assembly as a reuse requirement. From a carpet industry viewpoint, the demonstrated modifications have a direct energy conservation potential of 2.4 x 10/sup 5/ barrels of oil equivalent per year assuming the technology is directly transferable to similar atmospheric dyeing processes, e.g., beck dyeing of nylon and polyester fabrics, the potential to the entire textile industry is 2.6 x 10/sup 6/ BOE/year. Economically, total potential savings for the carpet industry on reuse incorporation was $1.2 x 10/sup 7//year, based on a 2.3 cents/lb. savings figure. When the allied fabric industry was included, the national potential was raised to $1.0 x 10/sup 8//year. These figures include cost savings due to materials recycled (water, auxiliary chemicals and dyes) as well as energy conservation.

Tincher, W.C.

1980-01-01

258

Demonstration of sorbent-injection technology on a wall-fired utility boiler (Edgewater LIMB demonstration). Final report, Sep 84-Jun 89  

SciTech Connect

The report gives results of the full-scale demonstration of Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) technology on the coal-fired, 105 MW, Unit 4 boiler at Ohio Edison's Edgewater Station. Developed as a technology aimed at moderate levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions control for relatively low-cost retrofit applications on older plants, LIMB operation at a calcium to sulfur (Ca/S) molar ratio of 2.0 is shown to be capable of achieving about 55 to 72% SO2 removal. Sorbents tested included a commercial calcitic hydrated lime, both with and without a small amount of calcium lignosulfonate, a material added to improve reactivity. Results are given for humidification of the flue gas both to an 11 C approach to the saturation temperature and for minimal humidification. The performance of the XCL low-NOx burners, with an overall emission of 206 ng/J is also presented. The report also discusses the impact of LIMB technology on boiler and plant operations.

Nolan, P.S.; Becker, T.W.; Rodemeyer, P.P.; Prodesky, E.J.

1992-06-01

259

Identification of major sources of PM2.5 in St. Louis Missouri USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of this study is to examine the use of the conditional probability function (CPF) and nonparametric regression (NPR) to identify the relationship between wind direction and concentration of PM2.5 (particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 2.5 ?m). Twenty four-hour integrated PM2.5 mass and species concentrations were measured at the St. Louis-Midwest Supersite in East St. Louis, Illinois, USA in the periods of 22-28 June 2001, 7-13 November 2001, and 19-25 March 2002. Wind directions were measured on site. The concentrations of 15 elements and ions, i.e. Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, Zn, OC, EC, SO4, and NO3 were calculated using the CPF and NPR. The comparison between the results obtained from the CPF and NPR demonstrated that they both agreed well with the locations of the known local point sources. The CPF was simpler and easier to calculate than NPR. In contrast, NPR provided PM2.5 concentrations but with some uncertainties. This study indicates that both methods can be utilized to promote the source apportionment study of ambient PM2.5.

Wang, Guanlan; Hopke, Philip; Fu, Gang

2009-06-01

260

Development and demonstration of an enhanced spreadsheet-based well log analysis software. Final report, May 1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Advanced Class Work Program is a field-based research and demonstration program for demonstration of advanced or improved technologies identified in the Department of Energy`s Class Field Demonstration Projects. The objective of the Advanced Class Work program is to conduct field demonstrations of technologies for which a small, incremental amount of work will produce or improve a transferable, useful technology

W. L. Watney; J. H. Doveton; W. J. Guy

1998-01-01

261

St. Louis FUSRAP-A Strategy for Success  

SciTech Connect

In October 1997, Congress transferred the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) from the Department of Energy (DOE) to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). FUSRAP addresses contamination generated by activities of the Manhattan Engineering District and the Atomic Energy Commission during the 1940's and 50's in support of the nation's nuclear weapons development program. The USACE Operation Order for FUSRAP gave responsibility for remediation of five sites in Missouri and Illinois to the USACESt. Louis District. The principal site is the St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS), which involves the removal, transportation, disposal, and restoration of approximately 28 acres and 245,000 bank cubic yards (bcy) of contaminated soils. This paper will focus on the progress and achievements in removal action efficiencies of the SLAPS team. This team consists primarily of the USACE and Stone & Webster, Incorporated.

Lyerla, M.; Fox, B.; Chinnock, J.; Haase, A.; Wojinski, S.; Bretz, M.; Cotner, S.; Dellorco, L.; Mueller, D.; Roberts, S.; Overmohle, D.

2002-02-27

262

Phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses of St. Louis encephalitis virus genomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

St. Louis encephalitis virus belongs to the Japanese encephalitis virus serocomplex of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae. Since the first known epidemic in 1933, the virus has been isolated from a variety of geographical, temporal, and host origins. We have sequenced 10,236 nucleotides of the open reading frame (93.6% of the full-length genome) of 23 of these strains, and have

Gregory J. Baillie; Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis; Eric Waltari; Joseph G. Maffei; Laura D. Kramer; Susan L. Perkins

2008-01-01

263

The Temporal Landscape in the Writing of Louis Bromfield  

Microsoft Academic Search

Throughout Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield's long career in t he f irst half of the t wentieth ce ntury, he produced both fiction and non-fiction writings o n a wide variety of s ubjects, but th ere was o ne topic that c onsistently reappeared in novels, short stories, essays, and non-fiction works: the blending of people and nature

Velvet Nelson

264

Proposed Amendment to Final Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) Background Document for Organophosphorus Wastes (K036 Nonwastewaters). Volume 14.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The amendment presents a discussion of incineration as an additional applicable and demonstrated technology for treating disulfoton, the proposed constituent of concern in K036 nonwastewaters, EPA's determination of incineration as the best demonstrated a...

J. R. Berlow M. Cunningham

1989-01-01

265

Findings from the Field-Focused Study of the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program. Volume 1. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program (CSRD) was designed to stimulate schoolwide change. The Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) Program provided formula grants to states. The states in turn invited districts to compete for s...

2003-01-01

266

Partnering to Create a More Livable City: The Livable St Louis Network.  

PubMed

CONTEXT:: Physical inactivity is a major public health problem. While individual (eg, attitudes, values, beliefs) and social (eg, social support) factors play a role, access to an activity-safe local environment can have a significant influence. Environments that include accessible opportunities for physical activity, a component of livability, require cooperation from many sectors including nonprofit, government, educational, and for profit. OBJECTIVE/DESIGN/SETTING:: This study used a mixed-methods network mapping approach to evaluate a multisector network focused on increasing the livability of St Louis, Missouri. PARTICIPANTS:: Eighteen network members participated in in-depth interviews about their livability partners. OUTCOME MEASURES/RESULTS:: The participants identified 86 unique partners in the region, with a majority representing nonprofit and government organizations and fewer from the education and for-profit sectors. Participants trusted 88% of their partners and felt that 83% of partners shared their mission and vision. Trust and shared mission and vision varied across organization types. Specifically, 89% of nonprofit partners were thought to share a mission/vision and 87% were trusted. Participants felt that 87% of government partners shared their mission/vision and 91% were trusted. Participants shared mission/vision with 75% and trusted 75% of educational partners. Finally, 44% of for-profit partners were thought to share mission/vision and 100% were trusted. For-profit partners also had more positive influence than others, while government partners had the highest average negative influence. Finally, while most relationships were mutual, relationships with for-profit partners were mostly one-directional, with for-profit partners sending resources to other network members. CONCLUSION:: Livability efforts in St Louis might benefit from recruiting additional for-profit partners that provide the network with new perspectives and needed resources, and from cultivating positive partnerships with government organizations that can assist with local policy development and enforcement. PMID:23770520

Harris, Jenine K; Roche, Jason; Estlund, Amy K; Mense, Cindy; Baker, Elizabeth A

2013-06-13

267

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) platform configuration and integration. Volume III. Development plan for demonstration unit. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The overall purpose of this project is the conceptual design of two OTEC commercial plants. This report presents results of task VII: a plan for the development of an OTEC Demonstration Plant including funding, key milestones, fallbacks, etc. Studies include a risk assessment survey, OTEC Demonstration Plant ocean systems requirements, OTEC Demonstration plant power and transmission system requirements, electric utility

1978-01-01

268

Research, development and demonstration of a fuel cell/battery powered bus system. Phase 1, Final report  

SciTech Connect

Purpose of the Phase I effort was to demonstrate feasibility of the fuel cell/battery system for powering a small bus (under 30 ft or 9 m) on an urban bus route. A brassboard powerplant was specified, designed, fabricated, and tested to demonstrate feasibility in the laboratory. The proof-of-concept bus, with a powerplant scaled up from the brassboard, will be demonstrated under Phase II.

NONE

1990-02-28

269

Demonstration of the Competency-Based Curriculum for Distributive Education and Distributive Cooperative Training Programs. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A core curriculum, training plans, and implementation guide developed by the project are included in this final report, which describes activities to resolve problems encountered by teachers using the IDECC (Interstate Distributive Education Curriculum Consortium) system designed for distributive education (DE) and diversified cooperative training…

Marshall Univ., Huntington, WV. Dept. of Occupational, Adult, and Safety Education.

270

Development and demonstration of improved gas to gas heat pipe heat exchangers for the recovery of residual heat. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new form of heat exchanger has been developed with the following characteristics: (1) compact modular construction: the modules are built up to provide the final exchanger face area as required by the available exhaust gas stream; (2) the above construction allows in situ dismantling of the heat exchanger for cleaning in case of internal fouling; (3) in order that

M. J. Davies; G. H. Chaffey

2008-01-01

271

Chattanooga Fuel Cell Demonstration Project. Final/Scientific Technical Report. Report for July 2004 to March 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall objective of the Chattanooga fuel cell demonstrations project was to develop and demonstrate a prototype 5-kW grid-parallel, solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system that co-produces hydrogen, based on Ion Americas technology. The commercial viabil...

H. McDonald

2006-01-01

272

Final Report for the Second Train Warning Sign Demonstration Project on the Los Angeles Metro Blue Line.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This demonstration project was carried out to investigate the use of a train activated warning sign as a means of reducing the added hazard for pedestrians of two trains in a highway railroad intersection (HRI) at the same time. The demonstration project ...

2002-01-01

273

Clean Coal Technology III: 10 MW Demonstration of Gas Suspension Absorption final project performance and economics report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 10 MW Demonstration of the Gas Suspension Absorption (GSA) program is a government and industry co-funded technology development. The objective of the project is to demonstrate the performance of the GSA system in treating a 10 MW slipstream of flue g...

F. E. Hsu

1995-01-01

274

Clean Coal Technology III: 10 MW Demonstration of Gas Suspension Absorption final project performance and economics report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 10 MW Demonstration of the Gas Suspension Absorption (GSA) program is a government and industry co-funded technology development. The objective of the project is to demonstrate the performance of the GSA system in treating a 10 MW slipstream of flue gas resulting from the combustion of a high sulfur coal. This project involves design, fabrication, construction and testing of

1995-01-01

275

Lawrence Children's Health Project/EPSDT. A Proposal to Integrate Health and Special Education Services for Children in a School-Based Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report describes the Lawrence Children's Health Project (LCHP), set up in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1979, in order to demonstrate and evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of an interagency approach to providing health care to children through a school-based local resource network. The LCHP service delivery is said to have…

Merrimack Education Center, Chelmsford, MA.

276

Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project: Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Cherokee Falls, South Carolina. Final Operations and Maintenance Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this report is to give a final accounting of the costs and benefits derived from the first two years of operation of the Cherokee Falls, Broad River Hydroelectric Demonstration Project which was built at Cherokee Falls, South Carolina. Prio...

1988-01-01

277

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program and Department of Defense (DoD) demonstration project; and other miscellaneous changes. Office of Personnel Management. Final rule.  

PubMed

OPM is issuing a final regulation to implement the portion of the Defense Authorization Act for 1999 that establishes authority for a demonstration project under which certain Medicare and other eligible DoD beneficiaries can enroll in health benefit plans in certain geographic areas under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. The demonstration project will run for a period of three years from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2002. This regulation specifies only the requirements that differ from existing FEHB Program regulations because of unique aspects of the demonstration project. This regulation also makes other miscellaneous changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulations. PMID:11010734

2000-06-01

278

[A brief philatelic evocation of Louis Pasteur and of his disciples].  

PubMed

Philately is an important source of knowledge on numerous items. Evocation of Louis Pasteur's as well as his disciples life and works throughout stamp collection is a perfect example of this. Born in Dôle in 1822, he spent his youth in Arbois. It is at the Ecole normale supérieure that he performed his work on cristals which led him to establish molecular dissymetry principles. Later, he studied of the fermentation process, he searched the reason of wines' disease and the means to prevent it (i.e. pasteurisation), he solved the problem of the silkworm disease and discovered agents of numerous infectious diseases. He demonstrated scientifically the vaccination principle. In 1885 he tried with success the first human antirabic vaccination. Three years later, the Pasteur Institute was inaugurated. After his death, his works survived in numerous institutes all over the world. Many pasteurians received the Nobel Prize. PMID:11625115

Jouzier, E

1997-01-01

279

Final Report on the Demonstration of Disposal of Americium and Curium Legacy Material Through the High Level Waste System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides the results of experimental demonstrations related to processing of a legacy solution containing americium and curium through the High Level Waste (HLW) system. The testing included eight experiments covering the baseline, mitigation,...

T. B. Peters D. T. Hobbs D. P. Diprete C. C. Diprete S. D. Fink

2002-01-01

280

A Community Development Management Demonstration in the City of Boston. Volume 1. Final Report and Appendices A-C.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report was produced as part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Capacity-Building Demonstration Program. During an 18-month period beginning in 1974, eight projects tested approaches to improving the overall policy development and manag...

1977-01-01

281

Final environmental assessment: Demonstration of use of grass carp in management of aquatic plants in Guntersville Reservoir.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to introduce triploid (sterile) grass carp into Guntersville Reservoir to test their usefulness in managing aquatic vegetation in a reservoir system. This demonstration is compatible with the long-range managemen...

1990-01-01

282

Design, development, and demonstration of a high-temperature ceramic recuperator. Final report on Phase, 1 July 1982May 1984  

Microsoft Academic Search

A program has been performed to design, develop and demonstrate a high-temperature ceramic recuperator with the required cost\\/performance necessary for use in a variety of industrial flue-gas applications. For the ceramic recuperator, various designs were reviewed to establish an optimum design and a variety of laboratory tests conducted. Successful demonstration of commercial-scale ceramic technology in laboratory test facilities has resulted

P. O. Charreyron; C. A. Ebel; R. G. Graham; J. J. Litwinowich; N. I. Paille

1984-01-01

283

Stability of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus in the Airborne State  

PubMed Central

The aerosol stability of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus was studied over a 6-hr period at a temperature of 21 C and relative humidity values of 23, 46, 60, and 80%. Aerosols were generated from and collected in 0.75% bovine albumin-buffered saline, and spores of Bacillus subtilis var. niger were used as the tracer to determine the physical decay of the aerosols. Aerosol samples were titrated in BHK-21 cell monolayers for surviving SLE virus. The results of this study indicated that, under the test conditions employed, relative humidity had no influence on the stability of SLE virus in the airborne state.

Rabey, Frank; Janssen, Robert J.; Kelley, Lee M.

1969-01-01

284

[The oral health problems of Sun King Louis XIV].  

PubMed

King Louis XIV (1638-1715) of France was a man plagued by a variety of chronic diseases, such as rheumatism, intestinal infections, fistula, headaches, chronic fever, malaria, urinary infections, gout, and chronic oral problems. At his birth, 2 deciduous teeth were already erupted, and at a very young age he already suffered from caries. In 1685, when he revoked the Edict of Nantes, a clumsy extraction of all maxillary teeth gave rise to a large maxillary bone defect and an oroantral communication. PMID:22897036

Eijkman, M A J

285

Demonstration of shield-type longwall supports at York Canyon Mine of Kaiser Steel Corporation. Final technical report A  

SciTech Connect

This report represents work on a program that was originated by the USBM of the Department of the Interior and was transferred to the Department of Energy on October 1, 1977. A demonstration with the Government funded Hemscheidt 320 HSL caliper type shield supports was conducted at three longwall panels of Kaiser Steel Corporation's York Canyon Mine. The purpose of this longwall demonstration was to provide the US coal industry with information on all aspects of shield longwall mining in high seams. The demonstration provided a working model for the coal industry and during the project, 350 people from the industry, schools, and government agencies visited the demonstration. They were provided with a first hand knowledge of a working shield longwall. The demonstration showed that the control of large coal lumps may be a problem in the mining of coal seam thicker than 8 feet. Mining with shield type supports provided good working conditions and a safe working environment. The shield requires very little maintenance and has a high mechanical availability.

Lawrence, R.G.; King, R.

1980-04-01

286

Environmental monitoring for the DOE coolside and LIMB demonstration extension projects. Final report, May--August 1991  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to present environmental monitoring data collected during the US Department of Energy Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (DOE LIMB) Demonstration Project Extension at the Ohio Edison Edgewater Generating Station in Lorain, Ohio. The DOE project is an extension of the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA`s) original LIMB Demonstration. The program is operated nuclear DOE`s Clean Coal Technology Program of ``emerging clean coal technologies`` under the categories of ``in boiler control of oxides of sulfur and nitrogen`` as well as ``post-combustion clean-up.`` The objective of the LIMB program is to demonstrate the sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) and nitrogen oxide (NO{sub x}) emission reduction capabilities of the LIMB system. The LIMB system is a retrofit technology to be used for existing coal-fired boilers equipped with electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

White, T.; Contos, L.; Adams, L. [Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1992-03-01

287

Full-scale demonstration of a sequencing batch reactor for a hazardous-waste-disposal plant. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report documents a two-phase project that involved testing bench-scale sequencing batch reactors (SBR) under various operating conditions, then designing, building, and demonstrating a full-scale system. The sequencing batch reactor was tested to demonstrate its technical feasibility and economic attractiveness in the treatment of dilute, aqueous organic waste streams. CECOS International, Inc. was awarded a contract as a result of a competitive solicitation, and the SBR was installed at the firm's Niagara Falls treatment facility. The actual demonstration and monitoring program spanned a six-month period from June to November 1984. The SBR is considered as a treatment strategy rather than simply as the installation of equipment. The system performs equalization, aeration, and sedimentation in a time sequence, as opposed to the aeration, basin-clarifier configuration of conventional waste-water treatment installations. The techniques used in operating the SBR have the potential for significant energy savings.

Staszak, C.N.

1985-08-01

288

Forces for Failure and Genocide: The Plantation Model of Urban Educational Policy Making in St. Louis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is about policy decision making and racial politics in the St. Louis, Missouri, school district. From a research standpoint, traditional policymaking models are inadequate for explaining the evolution of school reform events in St. Louis over the past year. Teachers, principals, school staff, and parents perceive themselves to be…

Jones, Bruce Anthony

2005-01-01

289

Reintroduction of Lake Sturgeon in the St. Louis River, Western Lake Superior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens declined in abundance in Lake Superior's St. Louis River during the late 1800s and were eliminated from the river during the early 1900s because of the combined effects of exploitation, pollution, and habitat alteration. Since then, exploitation in the river and in Lake Superior has been reduced. Furthermore, water quality in the St. Louis River has

Stephen T. Schram; John Lindgren; Lori M. Evrard

1999-01-01

290

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Early Coverage of Times Beach: Watchdog or Muted Trumpet?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Times Beach, Missouri, a small town close to the Meramec River and about 25 miles from St. Louis, is now deserted due to contamination from dioxin, a contaminant generated during the production of some cleansers, herbicides, and pesticides. From November 30, 1982, until the end of January 1983, the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" ran 55 articles about…

La Pierre, Yvette

291

Facing the Challenge of Change: Experiences and Lessons of the School-to-Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To promote and evaluate initiatives designed to address concerns over preparing American youths for employment, the U.S. Department of Labor sponsored the School-to Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration, which began in 1990 with grants to six programs. In 1992, grants were extended for 5 of these programs and added for 10 other programs. This…

Silverberg, Marsha; Bergeron, Jeanette; Haimson, Joshua; Nagatoshi, Charles

292

Project First Chance: An Experimental and Demonstration Manpower Project. Final Report, June 30, 1966 to June 30, 1969.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|First Chance was a demonstration project designed to aid prison inmates in making the transfer from prison to a useful life in society. In this project, two groups of 180 inmates each were tested, evaluated, and selected for prevocational and vocational training in auto-body repair, automobile mechanics, bricklaying, carpentry, electrical…

South Carolina State Dept. of Corrections, Columbia.

293

Wind-Powered Electric Generation Runway Lighting System Demonstration Project. Interim Final Technical Report, September 15, 1981-December 15, 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The project is a small scale demonstration project to determine the feasibility of using wind-powered generation of electricity to operate the runway lighting system at Half Moon Bay Airport. The airport is located in San Mateo County near Highway 1, appr...

D. Mesa

1984-01-01

294

Assessment of preliminary steam generator designs for an atmospheric fluidized bed combustion demonstration power plant. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

In September 1976, TVA initiated Phase I of a program leading to design and construction of an atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) demonstration power plant. The objective was to prepare a preliminary design and cost estimate on which to base decisions to proceed to subsequent phases and to initiate planning necessary to make a major addition to the TVA power

Fourroux

1978-01-01

295

Quality assurance plan for placement of cold-cap grout, demonstration vault, Hanford Grout Vault Program. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

During FY 91, the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) developed a grout to be used as a cold cap, a nonradioactive layer, between the solidified waste and the cover blocks of a demonstration waste disposal vault at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Facility. This document recommends requirements for a quality assurance (QA) plan for field mixing and

P. T. Harrington; L. D. Wakeley; J. J. Ernzen; D. M. Walley

1992-01-01

296

Wind-powered electric generation runway lighting system demonstration project. Interim final technical report, September 15, 1981December 15, 1983  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project is a small scale demonstration project to determine the feasibility of using wind-powered generation of electricity to operate the runway lighting system at Half Moon Bay Airport. The airport is located in San Mateo County near Highway 1, approximately 15 miles south of San Francisco, California. The project is a joint effort of San Mateo County, the California

Mesa

1984-01-01

297

Evaluation of the Federal Energy Administration's load-management and rate-design demonstration projects. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Declining load factors and increases in the price of fossil fuels for peaking capacity have combined to make load management important to the electric utility industry. In response, the Federal government, utilities, and state utility commissions have conducted a number of load management and rate design demonstration projects to test the practicality of time-of-use and other innovative rate structures. This

D. H. Hill; R. M. Groves; E. P. Howrey; A. C. Kline; D. F. Kohler; J. M. Lepkowski; M. A. Smith

1979-01-01

298

Multiple Risk Associated with Prenatal HIV Exposure: An Interagency, Community-Focused Demonstration (Project RISK). Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the activities and outcomes of Project RISK, a 3+2 years service delivery demonstration and replication project that was based on the assumption that infants of HIV positive women are at significant developmental risk from prenatal exposure to HIV infection and, possibly, teratogenic drugs, as well as from the complex…

O'Donnell, Karen J.; Fair, Cynthia D.

299

Sampling and analysis research program at the Paraho shale oil demonstration plant. Final report, January 1976July 1977  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sampling and analysis research program was conducted at the Paraho oil shale retorting demonstration site at Anvil Points, Colorado. The overall objective of the test program was to obtain preliminary quantitative and qualitative measurements of air, water, and solid compositions, and to gain experience that would lead to improved sampling procedures and the determination of priorities for sampling and

J. E. Cotter; C. H. Prien; J. J. Schmidt-Collerus; D. J. Powell; R. Sung

1978-01-01

300

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media USEPA Demonstration Project at Bow, NH Final performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed during and the results obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) arsenic removal treatment technology demonstration project at the White Rock Water Company (WRWC) public water system, a small residential drinking w...

301

Implementing Interactive Telecommunications Services. Final Report on Problems Which Arise During Implementation of Field Trials and Demonstration Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended primarily for use by individuals about to assume responsibility for the implementation of field trials and demonstration projects built around interactive telecommunication systems, this report provides brief descriptions of 20 telemedicine projects, 12 teleconferencing projects, and seven involving two-way applications of cable…

Elton, Martin C. J.; Carey, John

302

Best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) background document for newly listed refinery wastes: F037 and F038. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) treatment standards for the newly listed wastes identified in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations Section 261.31 (40 CFR 261.31) as F037 and F038. This background document provides the Agency`s rationale and technical support for selecting the constituents regulated in F037 and F038 and for developing the treatment standards. Section 1.0 summarizes the regulatory background of F037 and F038 and the contents of the document. Section 2.0 discusses the processes generating the wastes and waste characterization; Section 3.0 discusses the applicable and demonstrated treatment technologies; Section 4.0 discusses the available treatment performance data; Section 5.0 discusses the identification of BDAT; Section 6.0 discusses the selection of regulated constituents; Section 7.0 discusses the calculation of treatment standards.

NONE

1992-06-30

303

DOE small-scale hydroelectric demonstration project: Riegel Textile Corporation, Fries, Virginia plant hydroproject. Final technical and construction cost report  

SciTech Connect

The Riegel Textile Corporation completed a 2163 kW generator project at its plant in Fries, Virginia. A new powerhouse was constructed to enclose a used 2900 hp vertical Kaplan turbine and Westinghouse generator. Construction was accomplished without modification to or rehabilitation of an existing dam and required only minor modification to or rehabilitation of an existing dam and required only minor modification to the existing appurtenances. The existing hydro-generation equipment supplies approximately 54% of the 5500 kW required by the Fries plant. With the addition of the new facility, the plant will generate approximately 74% of its total electrical requirements. This demonstrates the viability of utilizing hydro-generation in the operation of an industrial facility. The project annually generates a National Energy Savings of 19,387 barrels of oil equivalent. The project was separated into four phases which lasted a total of 36 months and included construction, erection and demonstration.

Not Available

1982-06-01

304

Full-scale demonstration of a sequencing batch reactor for a hazardous waste disposal site. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The full-scale Demonstration of a Sequencing Batch Reactor for a Hazardous Waste Disposal Site was performed in order to prove the technical feasibility, as well as the eocnomic benefit, of using a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) for the treatment of dilute aqueous organic waste materials. Efforts were focused on determining the reactor's treatment efficiency based upon phenol and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal rates, as well as showing the energy-saving benefits gained by using the reactor prior to carbon adsorption treatment for the removal of organics. Both bench- and full-scale trials were performed involving a wide variety of feed streams, reactor operating strategies and temperatures. The results of this demonstration showed that superior aqueous organic waste treatment is effected by the use of an SBR system and that significant financial savings can be realized due to a reduction in facility operating costs.

Staszak, C.N.

1985-08-01

305

Evaluation and demonstration of the viability of salt bath solution heat treatment for D. U. penetrators. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

An MM and T program to evaluate and demonstrate the viability of a salt bath solutionizing heat treatment for large caliber DU penetrators (0.75% by weight titanium) was conducted. One hundred M774 core blanks were evaluated to develop and verify the various process stages (e.g., outgassing salt residence times, etc.) of salt heat treatment. A viable salt bath heat treatment

J. F. Muller; R. L. Nead

1984-01-01

306

Demonstration and evaluation of plastic bag streamlining on highway trucks for drag reduction and energy savings. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Highway tests on a tractor-trailer with and without a rear-door drag reduction device have demonstrated a 13 horse-power savings for an 88'' x 94'' rear door at a vehicle speed of 55 mph. Greater savings would be realized for larger trailer door sizes and higher highway speeds. Implementation of such devices on high-use vehicles would provide a payback period of less than a year for installation of rear-door drag reduction devices.

Carden, A.E.

1982-03-01

307

10-MW demonstration of the gas suspension absorption process at TVA`s Center for Emissions Research. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in cooperation with AirPol Inc., and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has recently completed a successful 17-month test program with the AirPol Gas Suspension Absorption (GSA) flue gas desulfurization (FGD) process at TVA`s Center for Emissions Research (CER). This project was selected by DOE for funding in the third round of the Clean Coal Technology Program. This 10-MW demonstration of the GSA FGD system at the CER was the first application of this technology in the U.S. The GSA test program, which was cofunded two-thirds by TVA and one-third by DOE/AirPol, was completed over a 17-month period from November 1, 1992 to March 31, 1993. This test program demonstrated that the GSA FGD technology could achieve high SO{sub 2} removal efficiencies (90+ percent) for a 2.7 percent sulfur (as-fired) coal application, while maintaining particulate emissions below the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), i.e., 0.03 lb/MBtu, in a four-field electrostatic precipitator. The reliability and operability of this system was also demonstrated in a 28-day, 24 hour/day, continuous run during which the GSA unit simultaneously achieved high SO{sub 2} removal efficiencies (90+ percent) and maintained particulate emissions below the NSPS. Also, the air toxics removal capabilities of the GSA system were determined in a series of tests. A 1-MW pulsejet baghouse (PJBH) pilot plant was also tested in conjunction with this GSA test program. This PJBH testing was initially cofunded by TVA and the Electric Power Research Institute, who were later joined by AirPol and DOE in sponsoring this PJBH testing. A 14-day PJBH demonstration run was also completed to confirm the reliability of this system.

NONE

1995-03-01

308

Demonstration of B and W 100-MBtu\\/h burner for coal-water slurry. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Babcock and Wilcox Co. (B and W), under contract to the Electric Power Research Institute, has completed performance testing of its 100-MBtu\\/h coal-water-slurry-fuel (CWSF) burner. The objective of the testing was to demonstrate that full-scale CWSF burners are commercially available for CWSF boiler retrofits. The 100-MBtu\\/h, multiple-fuel (CWSF, oil, and gas) burner tested was a direct scale-up of a

G. A. Farthing; D. H. Markert

1986-01-01

309

Demonstration of the Combustion Engineering 100-MBtu\\/h burner for coal-water slurries: Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The successful operation of a utility-scale coal-water fuel (CWF) burner was demonstrated at Combustion Engineering over the load range of 20 to 100 million Btu\\/hr. Two different fuels were tested, one supplied by OXCE Fuel Company and the other by Atlantic Research Corporation. A series of performance targets typical of commercial operational requirements were met during the course of this

M. J. Rini; J. L. Marion; Y. V. Lachowicz

1987-01-01

310

Conceptual design and assessment of a coal-gasification commercial demonstration plant. Volume 1. Koppers-Totzek gasifier. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Objective is to demonstrate the operation of a commercial-scale coal gasification facility producing clean medium-Btu gas (MPB). The facility will convert approx. 20,000 tons/d of bituminous coal into approx. 300 billion Btu/d of MBG. The process choice was narrowed down to the Texaco and Koppers-Totzek processes. This report presents the results of Bechtel's conceptual design and techno-economic assessment of the Koppers-Totzek process. (DLC)

Not Available

1980-09-01

311

Final environmental assessment: Demonstration of use of grass carp in management of aquatic plants in Guntersville Reservoir  

SciTech Connect

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to introduce triploid (sterile) grass carp into Guntersville Reservoir to test their usefulness in managing aquatic vegetation in a reservoir system. This demonstration is compatible with the long-range management plan for Guntersville Reservoir being developed jointly by TVA and the US Army Corps of Engineers at the request of several members of Congress. TVA is not at this time proposing to include grass carp as a routine component if its ongoing aquatic plant management program for Guntersville Reservoir or the TVA reservoir system. TVA's present program consists of water level fluctuations supplemented by herbicides. This environmental assessment evaluates several alternatives to use of grass carp, including use of water level fluctuations (drawdowns), herbicides, and mechanical harvesters. The overall target for this demonstration is to reduce aquatic vegetation in Guntersville Reservoir to about 7,000 acres. The results of this initial stocking will be closely monitored. The proposed monitoring will serve to evaluate the effectiveness of the grass carp demonstration. Because only triploid grass carp will be stocked and phased stocking will be done, any undesirable effects that monitoring might reveal should be reversible within a few years following termination of stocking. 88 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

Not Available

1990-03-01

312

The Impact of the Five Dimensions of the Saint Louis University Experience on the Education of the Whole Person  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Five Dimensions of the Saint Louis University Experience were developed by Saint Louis University leaders in the late 1990s as a framework for identifying and assessing the student engagement outcomes at the University. In the language of the document, "reflective of its mission, Saint Louis University strives to engage its students in five…

Rogan, Elizabeth Gayle

2009-01-01

313

Town of edinburg landfill reclamation demonstration project. Report supplement: Enhancing the fuel quality of reclaimed waste. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The project represents the second phase of landfill reclamation demonstration work at the Town of Edinburg landfill in Saratoga County, New York. The first phase is described in the May 1992 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority report, Town of Edinburg Landfill Reclamation Demonstration Project (Energy Authority Report 92-4 (PB93-198976)). Research was conducted on improving the quality of reclaimed waste for use as fuel in waste-to-energy facilities. Waste from the earlier project phase, screened once with no additional processing, had a lower than expected heating value due to residual soil, rock and other noncombustible waste. The report concludes that old landfilled waste (over 20 years) can be reclaimed, processed and combusted in a waste-to-energy facility. Waste combustion should be evaluated as an option during landfill reclamation feasibility studies. Following the Energy Authority-sponsored work, the Town of Edinburg retained the project team for six weeks to continue reclamation operations. Reclaimed waste was disposed in the remaining landfill area. A total of 1.6 acres were reclaimed during the six weeks. In addition to the acre reclaimed during the first phase, this reduced the remaining footprint to approximately 2.5 acres.

Not Available

1993-05-01

314

Hybrid solar thermal-photovoltaic systems demonstration, Phase I and II. Final technical progress report, July 5, 1979-December 1982  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the project is to investigate a system based on combined photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) panels to supply the energy needs of a small single family residence. The system finally selected and constructed uses PV/T panels which utilize air as the heat transfer medium. Optimization of thermal performance was accomplished by attaching metal fins to the back surface of each cell which significantly increased the heat transfer coefficient from the solar cells to the air stream. The other major components of the selected system are an air-to-air heat pump, a rock bin thermal energy storage bin, a synchronous dc-to-ac converter, a microprocessor to control the system, a heat exchanger for the domestic hot water system and of course the building itself which is a one story, well insulated structure having a floor area of 1200 ft/sup 2/. A prototype collector was constructed and tested. Based on this experience, twenty collectors, containing 2860 four inch diameter solar cells, were constructed and installed on the building. Performance of the system was simulated using a TRNSYS-derived program, modified to accommodate PV/T panels and to include the particular components included in the selected system. Simulation of the performance showed that about 65 percent of the total annual energy needs of the building would be provided by the PV/T system. Of this total, about one half is produced at a time when it can be used in the building and one half must be sold back to the utility.

Loferski, J.J. (ed.)

1983-12-01

315

Final deactivation project report on the Integrated Process Demonstration Facility, Building 7602 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to document the condition of the Integrated Process Demonstration Facility (Building 7602) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) after completion of deactivation activities by the High Ranking Facilities Deactivation Project (HRFDP). This report identifies the activities conducted to place the facility in a safe and environmentally sound condition prior to transfer to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Restoration EM-40 Program. This report provides a history and description of the facility prior to commencing deactivation activities and documents the condition of the building after completion of all deactivation activities. Turnover items, such as the Post-Deactivation Surveillance and Maintenance (S&M) Plan, remaining hazardous and radioactive materials inventory, radiological controls, Safeguards and Security, and supporting documentation provided in the Office of Nuclear Material and Facility Stabilization Program (EM-60) Turnover package are discussed.

NONE

1997-09-01

316

Treating and feeding SRC to demonstrate its suitability as a gas turbine fuel. Phase II. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this investigation was to demonstrate the feasibility of using SRC I as a gas turbine fuel. SRC I was washed with water to reduce sodium and potassium concentrations to levels acceptable to gas turbine manufacturers. The washed SRC I was subsequently burned in a small gas turbine combustion chamber. The washing process consisted of melting the SRC I, mixing it with low pH water to extract the water soluble sodium and potassium, and then allowing the aqueous and fuel phases to separate. This process was carried out at temperatures of about 570/sup 0/F and pressures of 1300 psig. Wash water in the range of pH 3.5 to 4.0 was used to enhance the removal of fuel bound potassium. This washing technique yielded combined sodium and potassium concentrations of one part per million, a level satisfactory for gas turbine combustion. The washed SRC I was burned in an atmospheric combustion rig which consisted of an air blower, air preheater, and small gas turbine combustion chamber. There was significant coking on the combustor walls. The combustion process was terminated when the fuel nozzle was plugged by coke formation. It is important that the proper materials of construction be selected when handling SRC I. Conventional seal materials in pumps and valves were degraded when they contacted molten SRC I. The requirement of extensive heat tracing, high temperature, high pressures and low pH wash water required careful selection of construction materials. This program has demonstrated the feasibility of burning SRC I in a gas turbine combustion chamber. It is suggested that future work be concentrated in determining pollutant emission concentrations, combustion efficiency, and assessing the combustor modifications required to facilitate clean efficient combustion of SRC I in gas turbines.

Montgomery, M.E.

1980-03-01

317

Full-scale demonstration of low-NO{sub x} cell{trademark} burner retrofit. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Low-NO{sub x} Cell{trademark}Burner (LNCB{trademark}) demonstration is to evaluate the applicability of this technology for reducing NO{sub x} emissions in full-scale, cell burner-equipped boilers. More precisely, the program objectives are to: (1) Achieve at least a 50% reduction in NO{sub x} emissions. (2) Reduce NO{sub x} with no degradation to boiler performance or life of the unit. (3) Demonstrate a technically and economically feasible retrofit technology. Cell burner equipped boilers comprise 13% of the Pre-New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) coal-fired generating capacity. This relates to 34 operating units generating 23,639 MWe, 29 of which are opposed wall fired with two rows of two-nozzle cell burners on each wall. The host site was one of these 29. Dayton Power & Light offered use of J.M. Stuart Station`s Unit No. 4 as the host site. It was equipped with 24, two-nozzle cell burners arranged in an opposed wall configuration. To reduce NO{sub x} emissions, the LNCB{trademark} has been designed to delay the mixing of the fuel and combustion air. The delayed mixing, or staged combustion, reduces the high temperatures normally generated in the flame of a standard cell burner. A key design criterion for the burner was accomplishing delayed fuel-air mixing with no pressure part modifications to facilitate a {open_quotes}plug-in{close_quotes} design. The plug-in design reduces material costs and outage time required to complete the retrofit, compared to installing conventional, internally staged low-NO{sub x} burners.

Eckhart, C.F.; Kitto, J.B.; Kleisley, R.J. [and others

1994-07-01

318

Field Demonstration of Active Desiccant Modules Designed to Integrate with Standard Unitary Rooftop Package Equipment - Final Report: Phase 3  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the investigation of two active desiccant module (ADM) pilot site installations initiated in 2001. Both pilot installations were retrofits at existing facilities served by conventional heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that had encountered frequent humidity control, indoor air quality (IAQ), and other operational problems. Each installation involved combining a SEMCO, Inc., ADM (as described in Fischer and Sand 2002) with a standard packaged rooftop unit built by the Trane Company. A direct digital control (DDC) system integral to the ADM performed the dual function of controlling the ADM/rooftop combination and facilitating data collection, trending, and remote performance monitoring. The first installation involved providing preconditioned outdoor air to replace air exhausted from the large kitchen hood and bathrooms of a Hooters restaurant located in Rome, Georgia. This facility had previously added an additional rooftop unit in an attempt to achieve occupant comfort without success. The second involved conditioning the outdoor air delivered to each room of a wing of the Mountain Creek Inn at the Callaway Gardens resort. This hotel, designed in the ''motor lodge'' format with each room opening to the outdoors, is located in southwest Georgia. Controlling the space humidity always presented a serious challenge. Uncomfortable conditions and musty odors had caused many guests to request to move to other areas within the resort. This is the first field demonstration performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory where significant energy savings, operating cost savings, and dramatically improved indoor environmental conditions can all be claimed as the results of a retrofit desiccant equipment field installation. The ADM/rooftop combination installed at the restaurant resulted in a reduction of about 34% in the electricity used by the building's air-conditioning system. This represents a reduction of approximately 15% in overall electrical energy consumption and a 12.5-kW reduction in peak demand. The cost of gas used for regeneration of the desiccant wheel over this period of time is estimated to be only $740, using a gas cost of $0.50 per therm--the summer rate in 2001. The estimated net savings is $5400 annually, resulting in a 1-2 year payback. It is likely that similar energy/cost savings were realized at the Callaway Gardens hotel. In this installation, however, a central plant supplied the chilled water serving fan coil units in the hotel wing retrofitted with the ADM, so it was not metered separately. Consequently, the owner could not provide actual energy consumption data specific to the facility. The energy and operating cost savings at both sites are directly attributable to higher cooling-season thermostat settings and decreased conventional system run times. These field installations were selected as an immediate and appropriate response to correct indoor humidity and fresh air ventilation problems being experienced by building occupants and owners, so no rigorous baseline-building vs. test-building energy use/operating cost savings results can be presented. The report presents several simulated comparisons between the ADM/roof HVAC approach and other equipment combinations, where both desiccant and conventional systems are modeled to provide comparable fresh air ventilation rates and indoor humidity levels. The results obtained from these simulations demonstrate convincingly the energy and operating cost savings obtainable with this hybrid desiccant/vapor-compression technology, verifying those actually seen at the pilot installations. The ADM approach is less expensive than conventional alternatives providing similar performance and indoor air quality and provides a very favorable payback (1 year or so) compared with oversized rooftop units that cannot be operated effectively with the necessary high outdoor air percentages.

Fischer, J

2004-03-15

319

Demonstration of B and W 100-MBtu/h burner for coal-water slurry. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Babcock and Wilcox Co. (B and W), under contract to the Electric Power Research Institute, has completed performance testing of its 100-MBtu/h coal-water-slurry-fuel (CWSF) burner. The objective of the testing was to demonstrate that full-scale CWSF burners are commercially available for CWSF boiler retrofits. The 100-MBtu/h, multiple-fuel (CWSF, oil, and gas) burner tested was a direct scale-up of a 40-MBtu/h burner developed by B and W through extensive combustion trials in an oil- and gas-designed package boiler. The CWSF was produced from a high-volatile, eastern bituminous coal (containing 70% and 4% by weight, respectively, of coal and ash) and had a higher heating value of 10,270 Btu/lb. Approximately 500 tons of CWSF were consumed during the tests. Burner performance was good during combustion trials with all three main fuels. Full-load CWSF tests indicated that 99%+ carbon conversion efficiency could be achieved with 15% excess air, 300/sup 0/F combustion air preheat, steam atomization (0.15 pound of steam per pound of CWSF), and a burner draft loss of 6 inches (water column). Nitric oxide emissions under these conditions were a very low 233 ppM (at 3% oxygen). With 600/sup 0/F combustion air preheat, the burner could be turned down 4:1 with air atomization and 3:1 with steam atomization. A 12:1 turndown ratio was achieved during firing of No. 6 fuel oil using the CWSF burner and atomizer. Results indicate that the burner is ready for commercial application. 14 refs., 27 figs., 10 tabs.

Farthing, G.A.; Markert, D.H.

1986-09-01

320

Louis Riel: a case study in involuntary psychiatric confinement.  

PubMed

Louis Riel was confined against his will in insane asylums from March 6, 1876 to January 23, 1878. Psychiatrists and historians have generally interpreted his certification as an act of benevolence to Riel at a time when he was non compos mentis. However, detailed study of surviving records and manuscript sources shows that the commitment was legally suspect in a number of ways: proper signatures were lacking, pseudonyms were used, records were falsified, and so on. Moreover, while Riel was clearly a religious enthusiast with eccentric ideas, there was no proof that he was dangerous to himself or others at this time. We may thus wish to revise our interpretation of Riel's certification. It was not an act of benevolence but an illegal and unjustifiable deprivation of liberty. PMID:361197

Flanagan, T E

1978-11-01

321

Time Series Analysis of Water Level and Temperature in the St Louis River Estuary  

EPA Science Inventory

Pressure and temperature loggers were deployed at 9 sites in the St Louis River estuary between 6/23 10/31 2011. A reference sensor was place on the shore to correct pressure data. Sensors were paced at ...

322

Healthcare Inspection: Quality of Care Issues Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the review was to determine the validity of allegations regarding quality of care at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia. We concluded that there were deficiencies in this patient's care that warranted consider...

2010-01-01

323

78 FR 53386 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; St. Louis Area...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; St. Louis Area Transportation Conformity...revision submitted by the state of Missouri on March 17, 2011. This revision proposes...and responsibilities. The revision to Missouri's rule does not add any...

2013-08-29

324

Greater St. Louis Comprehensive Health Plan. Technical Appendix II - Health Problem / Need Statements.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Problem / need statements and projections used in the first edition of the Greater St. Louis Comprehensive Health Plan are presented in a technical appendix. Each problem / need statement is introduced with three designates: (1) the problem / need code id...

1975-01-01

325

Radiological Survey of the West Lake Landfill, St. Louis County, Missouri.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of a radiological survey of the West Lake Landfill, St. Louis County, Missouri, performed by Radiation Management Corporation during the spring and summer of 1981. Measurements were made to determine external radiation lev...

L. F. Booth D. W. Groff G. S. McDowell J. J. Adler S. I. Peck

1982-01-01

326

A comparative analysis of heat waves and associated mortality in St. Louis, Missouri – 1980 and 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigates heat-related mortality during the 1980 and 1995 heat waves in St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis has\\u000a a long history of extreme summer weather, and heat-related mortality is a public health concern. Heat waves are defined as\\u000a days with apparent temperatures exceeding 40.6°C (105°F). The study uses a multivariate analysis to investigate the relationship\\u000a between mortality and heat

K. E. Smoyer

1998-01-01

327

Provenance and geographic spread of St. Louis encephalitis virus.  

PubMed

St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) is the prototypic mosquito-borne flavivirus in the Americas. Birds are its primary vertebrate hosts, but amplification in certain mammals has also been suggested. The place and time of SLEV emergence remain unknown. In an ecological investigation in a tropical rainforest in Palenque National Park, Mexico, we discovered an ancestral variant of SLEV in Culex nigripalpus mosquitoes. Those SLEV-Palenque strains form a highly distinct phylogenetic clade within the SLEV species. Cell culture studies of SLEV-Palenque versus epidemic SLEV (MSI-7) revealed no growth differences in insect cells but a clear inability of SLEV-Palenque to replicate in cells from birds, cotton rats, and free-tailed bats permissive for MSI-7 replication. Only cells from nonhuman primates and neotropical fruit bats were moderately permissive. Phylogeographic reconstruction identified the common ancestor of all epidemic SLEV strains to have existed in an area between southern Mexico and Panama ca. 330 years ago. Expansion of the epidemic lineage occurred in two waves, the first representing emergence near the area of origin and the second involving almost parallel appearances of the virus in the lower Mississippi and Amazon delta regions. Early diversification events overlapped human habitat invasion during the post-Columbian era. Several documented SLEV outbreaks, such as the 1964 Houston epidemic or the 1990 Tampa epidemic, were predated by the arrival of novel strains between 1 and 4 years before the outbreaks. Collectively, our data provide insight into the putative origins of SLEV, suggesting that virus emergence was driven by human invasion of primary rainforests. IMPORTANCE St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) is the prototypic mosquito-transmitted flavivirus of the Americas. Unlike the West Nile virus, which we know was recently introduced into North America from the Old World, the provenience of SLEV is obscure. In an ecological investigation in a primary rainforest area of Palenque National Park, Mexico, we have discovered an ancestral variant of SLEV. The ancestral virus was much less active than the epidemic virus in cell cultures, reflecting its incomplete adaptation to hosts encountered outside primary rainforests. Knowledge of this virus enabled a spatiotemporal reconstruction of the common ancestor of all SLEVs and how the virus spread from there. We can infer that the cosmopolitan SLEV lineage emerged from Central America in the 17th century, a period of post-Columbian colonial history marked by intense human invasion of primary rainforests. Further spread followed major bird migration pathways over North and South America. PMID:23760463

Kopp, Anne; Gillespie, Thomas R; Hobelsberger, Daniel; Estrada, Alejandro; Harper, James M; Miller, Richard A; Eckerle, Isabella; Müller, Marcel A; Podsiadlowski, Lars; Leendertz, Fabian H; Drosten, Christian; Junglen, Sandra

2013-06-11

328

"To serve the community best": reconsidering Black politics in the struggle to save Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, 1976-1984.  

PubMed

The move to consolidate, and eventually to close, Homer G. Phillips Hospital sparked a major uprising in St. Louis, Missouri, during the years 1976 through 1984. This article explores the struggle in St. Louis’s black community to keep open, and later to reopen, Homer G. Phillips Hospital from a vantage point that demonstrates the diversity of opinion surrounding the struggle. For many black St. Louis residents, the physical space of Homer G. Phillips Hospital was a metaphor for identity, a manifestation of citizenship rights, and a means of delineating a territory of shared histories, understandings, and values. For others, it was a relic of segregation and racism. In seeking to understand the diversity of public reaction, this article addresses class antagonism, examines the varied and divergent motivations for eliminating or maintaining services at the hospital, and reconsiders the discourse of "black politics." It is a decisive illustration of how the national twin crises of deindustrialization and privatization affected a heterogeneous black community. PMID:20827835

Kirouac-Fram, Jaclyn

2010-01-01

329

Louis H. Bauer and the origins of civil aviation medicine.  

PubMed

With the passage of the Air Commerce Act in May 1926, civil aviation safety became a federal responsibility under the Department of Commerce (DoC). In November of that year, Louis Hopewell Bauer (1888-1964) became the DoC's first Aviation Medical Director. After earning his medical degree at the Harvard School of Medicine in 1912, Bauer joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps, where he helped develop the role of the military flight surgeon and then served as director of the Army's School of Aviation Medicine. Upon taking the federal position, he undertook to define medical standards and examination frequencies for civilian pilots and identifiy disqualifying conditions that could compromise a pilot's ability to operate an aircraft safely. Bauer also personally selected 57 private physicians (soon to be known as Aviation Medical Examiners) distributed across the country to give medical examinations for pilot licenses. Bauer subsequently played a leading role in organizing the Aviation Medical Association in 1929. PMID:23316548

Kraus, Theresa L

2012-12-01

330

Louis Pasteur, language, and molecular chirality. I. Background and dissymmetry.  

PubMed

Louis Pasteur resolved sodium ammonium (±)-tartrate in 1848, thereby discovering molecular chirality. Although hindered by the primitive state of organic chemistry, he introduced new terminology and nomenclature for his new science of molecular and crystal chirality. He was well prepared for this task by his rigorous education and innate abilities, and his linguistic achievements eventually earned him membership in the supreme institution for the French language, the Académie française. Dissymmetry had been in use in French from the early 1820s for disruption or absence of symmetry or for dissimilarity or difference in appearance between two objects, and Pasteur initially used it in the latter connotation, without any reference to handedness or enantiomorphism. Soon, however, he adopted it in the meaning of chirality. Asymmetry had been in use in French since 1691 but Pasteur ignored it in favor of dissymmetry. The two terms are not synonymous but it is not clear whether Pasteur recognized this difference in choosing the former over the latter. However, much of the literature mistranslates his dissymmetry as asymmetry. Twenty years before Pasteur the British polymath John Herschel proposed that optical rotation in the noncrystalline state is due to the "unsymmetrical" [his term] nature of the molecules and later used dissymmetrical for handed. Chirality, coined by Lord Kelvin in 1894 and introduced into chemistry by Mislow in 1962, has nearly completely replaced dissymmetry in the meaning of handedness, but the use of dissymmetry continues today in other contexts for lack of symmetry, reduction of symmetry, or dissimilarity. PMID:20589938

Gal, Joseph

2011-01-01

331

Demonstration of oxygen-enriched air staging at Owens-Brockway glass containers. Final technical report for the period April 1, 1995--February 28, 1997  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective of this program was to demonstrate the use of a previously developed combustion modification technology to reduce NO{sub x} emissions from sideport regenerative container glass melters. Specific objectives were to: acquire baseline operating data on the host sideport furnace, evaluate secondary oxidant injection strategies based on earlier endport furnace results and through modeling of a single port pair, retrofit and test one port pair (the test furnace has six port pairs) with a flexible OEAS system, and select the optimal system configuration, use the results from tests with one port pair to design, retrofit, and test OEAS on the entire furnace (six port pairs), and analyze test results, prepare report, and finalize the business plan to commercialize OEAS for sideport furnaces.

Rue, D.; Abbasi, H.

1997-10-01

332

Temporal and spatial alterations in mutant swarm size of St. Louis encephalitis virus in mosquito hosts  

PubMed Central

St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV; Flaviviridae; Flavivirus) is a member of the Japanese encephalitis serocomplex and a close relative of West Nile virus (WNV). Although SLEV remains endemic to the US, both levels of activity and geographical dispersal are relatively constrained when compared to the widespread distribution of WNV. In recent years, WNV appears to have displaced SLEV in California, yet both viruses currently coexist in Texas and several other states. It has become clear that viral swarm characterization is required if we are to fully evaluate the relationship between viral genomes, viral evolution, and epidemiology. Mutant swarm size and composition may be particularly important for arboviruses, which require replication not only in diverse tissues but also divergent hosts. In order to evaluate temporal, spatial, and host-specific patterns in the SLEV mutant swarm, we determined the size, composition, and phylogeny of the intrahost swarm within primary mosquito isolates from both Texas and California. Results indicate a general trend of decreasing intrahost diversity over time in both locations, with recent isolates being highly genetically homogeneous. Additionally, phylogenic analyses provide detailed information on the relatedness of minority variants both within and among strains and demonstrate how both geographic isolation and seasonal maintenance have shaped the viral swarm. Overall, these data generally provide insight into how time, space, and unique transmission cycles influence the SLEV mutant swarm and how understanding these processes can ultimately lead to a better understanding of arbovirus evolution and epidemiology.

Ciota, Alexander T.; Koch, Evan M.; Willsey, Graham G.; Davis, Lauren J.; Jerzak, Greta V. S.; Ehrbar, Dylan J.; Wilke, Claus O.; Kramer, Laura D.

2011-01-01

333

Temporal and spatial alterations in mutant swarm size of St. Louis encephalitis virus in mosquito hosts.  

PubMed

St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV; Flaviviridae; Flavivirus) is a member of the Japanese encephalitis serocomplex and a close relative of West Nile virus (WNV). Although SLEV remains endemic to the US, both levels of activity and geographical dispersal are relatively constrained when compared to the widespread distribution of WNV. In recent years, WNV appears to have displaced SLEV in California, yet both viruses currently coexist in Texas and several other states. It has become clear that viral swarm characterization is required if we are to fully evaluate the relationship between viral genomes, viral evolution, and epidemiology. Mutant swarm size and composition may be particularly important for arboviruses, which require replication not only in diverse tissues but also divergent hosts. In order to evaluate temporal, spatial, and host-specific patterns in the SLEV mutant swarm, we determined the size, composition, and phylogeny of the intrahost swarm within primary mosquito isolates from both Texas and California. Results indicate a general trend of decreasing intrahost diversity over time in both locations, with recent isolates being highly genetically homogeneous. Additionally, phylogenic analyses provide detailed information on the relatedness of minority variants both within and among strains and demonstrate how both geographic isolation and seasonal maintenance have shaped the viral swarm. Overall, these data generally provide insight into how time, space, and unique transmission cycles influence the SLEV mutant swarm and how understanding these processes can ultimately lead to a better understanding of arbovirus evolution and epidemiology. PMID:21215334

Ciota, Alexander T; Koch, Evan M; Willsey, Graham G; Davis, Lauren J; Jerzak, Greta V S; Ehrbar, Dylan J; Wilke, Claus O; Kramer, Laura D

2011-01-05

334

Reservoir geology of upper Mississippian St. Louis Limestone, South Mouser field, Texas County, Oklahoma  

SciTech Connect

Five porosity zones in the upper 80 ft (24.4 m) of the St. Louis Limestone have a cumulative production of over 1 million bbl of oil since St. Louis production was discovered at South Mouser field, Texas County, Oklahoma, in April 1983. Porosity in the cored St. Louis Limestone includes primary intergranular, leached grain, and minor vuggy, intragranular, and fracture. Within the five porosity zones, core porosity generally ranges from 6 to 14% and permeability from 1 to 100 md. Porosity development and cementation reflect, for the most part, meteoric diagenesis. Deposition and diagenesis of the upper 100 + ft (30.5 + m) of the St. Louis Limestone were markedly influenced by a local St. Louis paleohigh in approximately the same location as the present structural high at South Mouser field. Cementation, compaction, and a significant amount of ineffective moldic porosity in the cored interval of the St. Louis Limestone result in increased pore system tortuosity. This indicates that an m value greater than 2.0 may be appropriate in S/sub W/ calculations. Additionally, in one porosity zone, ooids contain microporosity visible in SEM study. This porosity may hold irreducible water affecting S/sub W/ calculations made from wireline logs and resulting in an inaccurate assessment of the zone's ability to produce hydrocarbons. Two distinct oil-water contacts occur in the upper St. Louis Limestone at South Mouser. The corresponding reservoirs are separated by a low porosity and permeability layer seen in core and correlated across the field using neutron-density logs.

Caldwell, C.D.; Vick, H.O. III

1987-08-01

335

Obituary: John Louis Africano III, 1951-2006  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The orbital debris, space surveillance, and astronomical communities lost a valued and beloved friend when John L. Africano passed away on July 27, 2006, at the young age of 55. John passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii, from complications following a heart attack suffered while playing racquetball, which was his avocation in life. Born on February 8, 1951, in Saint Louis, Missouri, John graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri at Saint Louis in 1973, and received a Master's degree in Astronomy from Vanderbilt University in 1974. John had a real love for astronomical observing and for conveying his many years of experience to others. He encouraged many young astronomers and mentored them in the basics of photometry and astronomical instrumentation. John was author or co-author on nearly one-hundred refereed publications ranging from analyses of cool stars to the timing of occultations to space surveillance. He was honored for his contributions to minor planet research when the Jet Propulsion Laboratory named Minor Planet 6391 (Africano) after him. John held operational staff positions at several major observatories including McDonald Observatory in Texas, Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, and the Cloudcroft Telescope Facility in New Mexico. He observed at numerous observatories worldwide, including Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile, developing a world-wide network of friends and colleagues. John's ability to build diverse teams through his managerial and technical skills, not to mention his smiling personality, resulted in numerous successes in the observational astronomy and space surveillance arenas. As an astronomer for Boeing LTS Inc., he worked for many years at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance site (AMOS) on Maui, Hawaii, where he contributed his operational and instrumental expertise to both the astronomy and space surveillance communities. He was also the co-organizer of the annual AMOS Technical Conference whose attendance expanded dramatically during his tenure. John moved to the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, in 1998 to work full time on orbital debris projects including the 3.0 meter Liquid Mirror Telescope and the CCD Debris Telescope in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. In 2000 he moved back to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to be closer to his family. From there he continued to support both the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office (ODPO) and AMOS. John was very instrumental in establishing cooperative programs between the ODPO and AMOS, which will benefit both organizations for many years to come. John left an indelible mark on his programs and all those who knew and loved him. The impact of his untimely departure will reverberate for many years. As John's wife Linda put it, "John is now visiting the stars and galaxies he adored from afar." John is survived by his wife, Linda Ann Africano; two sons, James Keith and Brian Michael; a daughter, Monica Lynn Africano; a sister, Diana Smith; and four grandchildren. The author acknowledges valuable input from Brian Africano (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), Eugene Stansbery (NASA), Mark Mulrooney (NASA contractor), Tom Kelecy (Boeing LTS, Inc.), Paul Sydney (Boeing LTS, Inc.), Kira Abercromby (NASA contractor), and Patrick Seitzer (University of Michigan).

Barker, Edwin, S.

2007-12-01

336

Provenance and Geographic Spread of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus  

PubMed Central

ABSTRACT St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) is the prototypic mosquito-borne flavivirus in the Americas. Birds are its primary vertebrate hosts, but amplification in certain mammals has also been suggested. The place and time of SLEV emergence remain unknown. In an ecological investigation in a tropical rainforest in Palenque National Park, Mexico, we discovered an ancestral variant of SLEV in Culex nigripalpus mosquitoes. Those SLEV-Palenque strains form a highly distinct phylogenetic clade within the SLEV species. Cell culture studies of SLEV-Palenque versus epidemic SLEV (MSI-7) revealed no growth differences in insect cells but a clear inability of SLEV-Palenque to replicate in cells from birds, cotton rats, and free-tailed bats permissive for MSI-7 replication. Only cells from nonhuman primates and neotropical fruit bats were moderately permissive. Phylogeographic reconstruction identified the common ancestor of all epidemic SLEV strains to have existed in an area between southern Mexico and Panama ca. 330 years ago. Expansion of the epidemic lineage occurred in two waves, the first representing emergence near the area of origin and the second involving almost parallel appearances of the virus in the lower Mississippi and Amazon delta regions. Early diversification events overlapped human habitat invasion during the post-Columbian era. Several documented SLEV outbreaks, such as the 1964 Houston epidemic or the 1990 Tampa epidemic, were predated by the arrival of novel strains between 1 and 4 years before the outbreaks. Collectively, our data provide insight into the putative origins of SLEV, suggesting that virus emergence was driven by human invasion of primary rainforests.

Kopp, Anne; Gillespie, Thomas R.; Hobelsberger, Daniel; Estrada, Alejandro; Harper, James M.; Miller, Richard A.; Eckerle, Isabella; Muller, Marcel A.; Podsiadlowski, Lars; Leendertz, Fabian H.; Drosten, Christian; Junglen, Sandra

2013-01-01

337

76 FR 8397 - Environmental Impact Statement for the Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO High Speed Rail Program Corridor  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO High Speed Rail Program Corridor AGENCY: Federal Railroad...Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO High Speed Rail Corridor Program in compliance with the...of frequencies of high-speed passenger rail service, as well as increasing the...

2011-02-14

338

The St. Louis 10Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness: Analyzing the Policy from a Social Capital Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The St. Louis 10-year plan to end homelessness was unveiled in 2005. According to Mayor Francis G. Slay, the plan was a new strategy based on best practices. This analysis is not a detailed case study of the St. Louis plan, but rather an examination of the extent to which social capital is one of the plan's key focus areas,

Allan Maram

2009-01-01

339

Data and Primary Source Documents for Social Studies Classrooms from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Data and primary source documents are important for understanding past and current events. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has committed itself to the collection and illumination of economic data and historical information for classroom teachers and researchers. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provides a number of services--including…

Suiter, Mary C.; Stierholz, Katrina L.

2011-01-01

340

DOCUMENTATION OF THE REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION STUDY (RAPS) AND RELATED INVESTIGATIONS IN THE ST. LOUIS AIR QUALITY CONTROL REGION  

EPA Science Inventory

During the period of 1974 to 1977, the Regional Air pollution Study (RAPS) was conducted in the St. Louis, Missouri/Illinois Metropolitan Area. Because of the availability of extensive monitoring data, additional independent research studies were conducted in the St. Louis area d...

341

Determining Land Cover Classification for the St. Louis River Watershed--Remote Sensing Lesson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Land cover has a significant impact on the health of a watershed. In order to monitor the change in land cover over time, an initial land cover map must be created. This project guides students through the process of creating a land cover map of the St. Louis River Watershed that can be utilized in future comparative activities. The St. Louis River watershed is the second largest tributary to Lake Superior and is home to a variety of land covers ranging from forest and wetland land cover to industrial and mining. The educational materials may be downloaded in PDF and RAR format.

2012-11-23

342

St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project - A PowerPoint Presentation  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This Open-File Report contains illustrative materials, in the form of PowerPoint slides, used for an oral presentation given at the Earthquake Insight St. Louis, Mo., field trip held on May 28, 2009. The presentation focused on summarizing the St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project (SLAEHMP) justification, goals, achievements, and products, for an audience of business and public officials. The individual PowerPoint slides highlight, in an abbreviated format, the topics addressed; they are discussed below and are explained with additional text as appropriate.

Williams, Robert A.

2009-01-01

343

St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project - December 2008-June 2009 Progress Report  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report summarizes the mission, the project background, the participants, and the progress of the St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project (SLAEHMP) for the period from December 2008 through June 2009. During this period, the SLAEHMP held five conference calls and two face-to-face meetings in St. Louis, participated in several earthquake awareness public meetings, held one outreach field trip for the business and government community, collected and compiled new borehole and digital elevation data from partners, and published a project summary.

Williams, R. A.; Bauer, R. A.; Boyd, O. S.; Chung, J.; Cramer, C. H.; Gaunt, D. A.; Hempen, G. L.; Hoffman, D.; McCallister, N. S.; Prewett, J. L.; Rogers, J. D.; Steckel, P. J.; Watkins, C. M.

2009-01-01

344

Role of peridomestic birds in the transmission of St. Louis encephalitis virus in southern California.  

PubMed

In response to the 1984 St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) epidemic in the Los Angeles Basin of southern California (USA), an investigative program was initiated to evaluate the interactive components of the SLE virus transmission cycle. From 1987 through 1996 (10 yr), 52,589 birds were bled and their sera tested for SLE and western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) virus antibodies by the hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) test. Eighty-three percent of the birds tested were house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) (48.7%) and house sparrows (Passer domesticus) (34.6%); 1.1% of these birds were positive for SLE antibodies. Prevalence of WEE antibodies was negligible. The analysis of 5,481 sera from rock doves (Columbia livia) yielded 3.6% SLE positives and 0.4% WEE positives. Collection sites were maintained as study sites when identified as positive bird, mosquito, and SLE virus activity localities; others were abandoned. Serial serum samples from 7,749 banded house sparrows and 9,428 banded house finches from these selected sites demonstrated year-round SLE virus transmission. One location exhibited significant numbers of house finches undergoing annual SLE seroconversion and a number of seroconversion-reversion-reconversion sequences suggesting either viral reinfection from mosquitoes or recrudescence by latent virus. A proportion of both bird species also lived for longer than 1 yr, thus, increasing the possibility of virus carry-over from autumn to spring. Assessment of concurrently collected mosquitoes indicated no correlative association between mosquito populations and SLE seroconversion and reconversion. European house sparrows introduced in the 1800's may have provided a supplemental link to the existing SLE virus enzootic cycle involving endemic house finches. Meteorological factors are reviewed as possible important correlates of SLE epidemics. The house finch/house sparrow serosurveillance system is also evaluated for use as an "Early Warning" indicator of SLE virus activity. PMID:10682741

Gruwell, J A; Fogarty, C L; Bennett, S G; Challet, G L; Vanderpool, K S; Jozan, M; Webb, J P

2000-01-01

345

Experimental transovarial transmission of St. Louis encephalitis virus by Culex and Aedes mosquitoes.  

PubMed

Colonized and field-collected female Culex tarsalis, infected with St. Louis encephalitis, (SLE) virus by intrathoracic inoculation or by feeding on a viremic host, transmitted virus to their F1 adult and/or larval progeny when reared at 18(+/- 1) degree C but not when reared at 27(+/- 1) degrees C. The minimal infection rates (MIR) for different populations of Cx. tarsalis ranged from 1:32 to less than 1:250 (mean = 1:121) for larval progeny and from 1:32 to less than 1:1, 989 (mean = 1:1,571) for adult progeny. SLE virus also was transmitted transovarially by colonized and field-collected populations of Culex pipiens (mean MIRs = 1:340 and 1:1,815 for larval and adult progeny, respectively) and by a field population of Culex quinquefasciatus (MIR = 1:500 and less than 1:246 for larval and adult progeny, respectively), but not by colonized strains of Cx. quinquefasciatus and Culex peus. SLE virus was not recovered in tests on 5,522 Cx. tarsalis and 4,798 Cx. quinquefasciatus that were collected as larvae or pupae from field sites in Southern California and reared to adults at 18 degrees C in the laboratory. Transovarial transmission of SLE virus by Aedes epactius was confirmed and extended to a closely related species, Aedes atropalpus. Efforts to demonstrate transovarial transmission of SLE virus by Aedes melanimon, Aedes sierrensis, and Aedes triseriatus were unsuccessful. Aedes dorsalis, Cx. peus, and Toxorhynchites amboinensis were equally sensitive hosts for viral isolation when inoculated with suspensions of larvae transovarially infected with SLE virus. PMID:6696174

Hardy, J L; Rosen, L; Reeves, W C; Scrivani, R P; Presser, S B

1984-01-01

346

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two chemistry demonstrations including a demonstration of chemical inhibition and "The Rayleigh Fountain" which demonstrates the polarity of the water molecule. Provides instructions and explanations for each demonstration. (CW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

347

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Details three demonstrations for use in chemistry classrooms. Includes: "A Demonstration of Corrosion by Differential Aeration"; "A Simple Demonstration of the Activation Energy Concept"; and "A Boiling Demonstration at Room Temperature." Each description includes equipment, materials, and methods. (CW)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

348

Unitary Status: What Does It Mean in the Saint Louis Desegregation Case?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the history of the desegregation movement in public education in order to understand a desegregation case in Saint Louis, Missouri. The first section provides information on desegregation litigation over the years, beginning with Plessy v. Ferguson in 1895 and examining in detail the landmark case of Brown v. Board of…

Rebore, Ronald W.

349

Status of Aquatic Non-indigenous Species in the St. Louis River System  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of a study to develop recommendations for aquatic non-indigenous species (NIS) monitoring in Great Lakes areas at risk of invasion, we conducted comprehensive, multi-gear sampling in the lower St. Louis River in 2005-2007. This effort represents the most spatially and ta...

350

School Haze: A Response to Louis Menand's View on Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay discusses multicultural education in the context of responding to an article in a national magazine, which critiqued multicultural education. This essay argues that the article, "School Daze" (Louis Menand) in "Harper's Bazaar" magazine in September, 1992, oversimplifies and misrepresents key issues of multicultural education and its…

Franklin, Godfrey; Heath, Inez A.

351

Mounting a Curricular Revolution: An Interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents an interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard professor and cultural critic who has captured 25 million viewers with his PBS documentary series, African American Lives (WNET). Using genealogical research and DNA science, Gates traces the family history of 19 famous African Americans. What results is a rich and moving…

von Zastrow, Claus

2009-01-01

352

Patronage and the development of French harpsichord music during Louis XIV's reign  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background The influence that royal patronage had on music during the ancien régime has been a matter of deep interest to scholars. In his colossal study Music in the Service of the King (1973), Isherwood gives comprehensive coverage of the centralisation of music at the court of Louis XIV. Through the fruitful efforts of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, his mini- ster of

David Chung

353

Effects of Overbank Vegetation on Mississippi River Stages in the St. Louis-to-Thebes Reach.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This model investigation was conducted on the St. Louis-to-Commerce Reach of the Mississippi Basin Model to determine stages to be expected along the Mississippi River with varying amounts of overbank vegetation between the river and its bluff line or lev...

J. E. Foster J. V. Allen

1979-01-01

354

A simple method for the inactivation of St. Louis encephalitis virus preparations for immunofluorescent microscopy.  

PubMed

A study was made of different treatments for the inactivation of St. Louis encephalitis virus in smears prepared for immunofluorescence microscopy. Treatment of infected cells with 0.3% betapropiolactone at 56 degrees C for 40 min resulted in an inactivated virus suitable for immunofluorescence studies. PMID:383247

Yabrov, A; Artsob, H; Spence, L

1978-01-01

355

Creation of a Geologic GIS database for the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Missouri and Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to construct seven geodata layers in a Virtual Geotechnical Database (VGDB) in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the St. Louis Metropolitan area of Missouri and Illinois. This process involved combining vast quantities of dissimilar geologic, hydrologic, geophysical, and topographic data from a number of public agencies and private sector sources that were stored

USGS NEHRP; J. David Rogers

356

Talking Cents: Public Discourse, State Oversight, and Democratic Education in East St. Louis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since Jonathan Kozol's 1991 publication of "Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools," East St. Louis, Illinois, District 189 has endured unswerving criticism and study. While Kozol's work made publicly known the horrible conditions of schools in the district, it did not bring immediate relief. In 1994, the state appointed a financial…

Roseboro, Donyell L.; O'Malley, Michael P.; Hunt, John

2006-01-01

357

Studying social change with survey data: Examples from Louis Harris surveys  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent publication of a volume that identifies almost 14 000 repeated questions from Louis Harris surveys should greatly facilitate the use of survey data for the study of social change. Four problems that accompany trend analyses with survey data are discussed in this paper with special attention to Harris data. They involve sample composition, question context, question wording, and

Stanley Presser

1982-01-01

358

Neighbor to Neighbor Conference (St. Louis, MO, September 26-28, 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 1996 academic and community members met for a 3-day conference entitled "Neighbor-to-Neighbor: Reflecting on Action." More than 20 community, school, or government based organizations presented papers in collaboration with an interdisciplinary group of Saint Louis University faculty to reflect on collaborative community programs. The…

Saint Louis Univ., MO.

359

DAY OF THE WEEK VARIATIONS OF PHOTOCHEMICAL POLLUTANTS IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Regional Air Pollution Study (RAPS) a network of 25 stations continuously recorded aerometric data in the Greater St. Louis area. Various photochemical pollutants (ozone, NO, NO sub 2 and total hydrocarbons) and some selected meteo...

360

SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY AND AIR QUALITY PATTERNS IN THE ST. LOUIS RAPS PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

An objective, statistical synoptic weather map classification scheme developed by Lund to stratify map patterns for further study was used to type regional weather patterns. The investigation extended over a 500-mile radius of the greater St. Louis area and was intended for subse...

361

‘A’ and the A's: Louis Zuko‘v'sky goes West  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I will approach Robert Creeley and some later writers’ confusion about and misreadings of the poetry of Louis Zukofsky through the case of the Oakland A's, a baseball team that both Creeley and Ron Silliman erroneously connected to Zukofsky's long poem ‘A’. I will open this quite specific account to a more general approach towards the Language

Richard Thomas Arie Parker

2012-01-01

362

Urban, Topographic and Diurnal Effects on Rainfall in the St. Louis Region  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyses were made of the summer rainfall distribution (June-August) in 17 areas within the METROMEX network in St. Louis region. These were selected to represent areas subject to various types and degrees of inadvertent weather modification, plus a no-effect (control) area. The purpose was to determine the magnitude and relative intensity of urban and topographic effects on rain enhancement. Results

F. A. Huff; J. L. Vogel

1978-01-01

363

Relation between the St. Louis urban precipitation anomaly and synoptic weather factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The summer (June--August) rainfall distribution on the METROMEX network was analyzed to determine the synoptic conditions during which the urban-industrial regions of St. Louis affect the precipitation process. The rainfall patterns were stratified by direction of movement of convective entities in storm systems, surface wind direction, and basic synoptic weather types. The results provide support for enhancement of rainfall downstorm

J. L. Vogel; F. A. Huff

1978-01-01

364

Relation Between the St. Louis Urban Precipitation Anomaly and Synoptic Weather Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The summer (June-August) rainfall distribution on the METROMEX network was analyzed to determine the synoptic conditions during which the urban-industrial regions of St. Louis affect the precipitation process. The rainfall patterns were stratified by direction of movement of convective entities in storm systems, surface wind direction, and basic synoptic weather types. The results provide support for enhancement of rainfall downstorm

J. L. Vogel; F. A. Huff

1978-01-01

365

A Call to Excellence and Innovation: A Survey of the East Saint Louis, Illinois, Public Library.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

East St. Louis is a good example of a community that was not providing library service to all of its citizens. The public library was most anxious to close this service gap. To do so, however, required a two phased approach. What was first needed was a ba...

C. L. Jordan

1972-01-01

366

Celebrating Inclusivity at the Preschool Level: Early Intervention Success at St. Louis's Childgarden Child Care Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features Childgarden Child Development Center, located in the heart of St. Louis. It's a cheery, bright place with colorful self-portraits by pintsized Picassos hanging from every wall. More than 120 children aged six weeks to eight years old gather at Childgarden each day to learn all about themselves and the world around them. In…

Ebsworth-Goold, Erika

2009-01-01

367

Development of Training Manuals for Interviewing and Public Speaking at St. Louis Community College, Meramec.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the development of training manuals for interviewing and public speaking, topics covered in the Oral Communication course at St. Louis Community College at Meramec (Missouri). There are four major research questions posed: (1) what literature yields regarding the competency-based module, and its use in developing learning…

Grupas, Angela

368

A critical assessment of sacrament and ethics in the thought of Louis-Marie Chauvet  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this dissertation, I make and defend the claim that Louis-Marie Chauvet has provided the best articulation yet on the relationship between sacramental worship and ethical practice outside of formal worship. It is widely observed that believers experience a disconnect between their lives of prayer and worship on the one hand and their workaday lives on the other. Drawing upon

Timothy M Brunk

2006-01-01

369

Louis Francis Sockalexis: The Life-Story of a Penobscot Indian.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Detailing the rise and fall of Louis Sockalexis (1871-1913) who was the first American Indian to play in the major baseball leagues, this brief biography emphasizes Sockalexis's: (1) exceptional athletic ability; (2) culture conflict when, as a minority member, he entered main stream American life; (3) problems with alcohol and the ultimate…

Wellman, Trina

370

THE SHROUD SENT TO LOUIS IX OF FRANCE BY BALDWIN II, THE LATIN EMPEROR AT CONSTANTOPLE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presence in Constantinopl e of funeral linens in the chapel of the imperial palace of the Boucoleon has been interpreted as that of the same shroud that today is venerated in Turin. Between 1239 and 1242 t he Latin emperor Baldwin II sent to his relative Louis IX of France a group of 22 relics from Constantinople that included

César Barta

371

A Divergent Variant of the Eleventh Human Polyomavirus Species, Saint Louis Polyomavirus  

PubMed Central

Saint Louis polyomavirus (STLPyV) was recently discovered in human feces. Using random-primed rolling circle amplification combined with deep sequencing, we have found a divergent variant of STLPyV in a sanitized human skin wart specimen. The result strongly suggests that STLPyV directly infects humans and is not simply a dietary contaminant.

FitzGerald, Peter C.; Phan, Giao Q.; Raiji, Manish T.; Murphy, Philip M.; McDermott, David H.; Velez, Daniel; Bliskovsky, Valery; McBride, Alison A.; Buck, Christopher B.

2013-01-01

372

Groundwater Levels and Pumpage in the East St. Louis Area, Illinois, 1962-1966.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Groundwater levels and pumpage in the East St. Louis area from 1962 through 1966 are considered in this report. Large quantities of groundwater chiefly for industrial and municipal use are withdrawn from wells penetrating a sand and gravel aquifer along t...

G. E. Reitz

1968-01-01

373

A Writer for Tweens at Heart: A Conversation with Louis Sachar  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tweens everywhere know Louis Sachar. Even if they haven't read about the quirky children and teachers of Wayside School, or blushed along with Bradley Chalkers after he was discovered in the girls' bathroom, they couldn't miss Sachar's 18th book, Holes. Published in 1998, the book earned a Newbery Medal in 1999 and landed on the silver screen in…

Checkley, Kathy

2006-01-01

374

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA-83-297-1846, Truck Terminals, St. Louis, Missouri,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An evaluation was made of possible exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) at trucking terminals in St. Louis, Missouri. A self selected group of workers participated in a medical survey. A significant association was noted between symptoms...

R. S. McConnell K. E. Anderson

1987-01-01

375

The Program on Man, Technology, and Society at Saint Louis University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This narrative report on the development phase of the Program on Man, Technology, and Society (MTS), which was established at Saint Louis University in 1974 with the aid of a 5-year curriculum development grant, provides an overview of the original plan a...

J. P. Zetterberg

1978-01-01

376

METEOROLOGY AND AIR QUALITY PATTERNS IN ST. LOUIS RAPS PROGRAM: UPPER LEVEL ANALYSES  

EPA Science Inventory

A statistical map-typing procedure was used to stratify regional weather patterns over a 800-km radius area centered on St. Louis. It was intended for application to air pollution studies. Seasonal weather types were obtained for 850-mb height patterns and for geostrophic wind pa...

377

SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF OZONE AND OTHER POLLUTANTS AT ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI  

EPA Science Inventory

A network of 25 aerometric stations was part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Regional Air Pollution Study (RAPS) in the greater St. Louis area. At these stations ozone (O3) and various other photochemical pollutants (NO, NO2, and total hydrocarbons (THC3)) as well a...

378

La gloire du roi. Iconographie de Louis XIV de 1661 à 1672  

Microsoft Academic Search

[eng] Abstract From the start of the reign of Louis XIV, Colbert set up a centralised and institutionalised system for creating and perpetuating the royal image. The two main directrices were the ancient paradigm and the rivalry with ruling Powers, notably Spain. The traditional imageries of the king in majesty and the king at war persisted in official paintings and

Gérard Sabatier

2000-01-01

379

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes three flame test demonstrations including "Student-Presented Demonstrations on the Colors of Transition Metal Complexes,""A Flame Test Demonstration Device," and "Vivid Flame Tests." Preparation and procedures are discussed. Included in the first demonstration is an evaluation scheme for grading student demonstrations. (CW)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

380

Demonstration and evaluation of the Air Force site characterization and analysis penetrometer system in support of natural attenuation initiatives. Volume II. demonstration testing, and evaluation at Plattsburg. Final report, October 1993-December 1994  

SciTech Connect

A second-generation tunable Laser-Induced Fluorescence-Cone Penetrometer Test (LlF-CPT) system has been developed and demonstrated at three different Air Force Bases as an alternative site characterization technology. This represents an innovative technology for delineating soil contamination resulting from fuel spills. Applied Research Associates, Inc. and Dakota Technologies, Inc. jointly conducted the system development and demonstration project. Demonstrations consisted of 2-week efforts at each of Air Force Bases: Plattsburgh Patrick Cape Canaveral, and Dover. The data collected during these demonstration supported both evaluation of the LIF-CPT systems along with support for selecting a site for a natural attenuation experiment the Air Force is planning. Data analysis indicates that the second generation system is operationally improved over the first-generation system and has improved detection capabilities. The improved detection capability is related to a new optical module used to focus laser light and filter the return signal to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio. Although the system is improved in many ways, some questions still exist concerning the influence soil type has had on some of the system responses. Further analysis is required to resolve these discrepancies.

Gildes, M.L.; Bratton, W.L.; Shinn, J.D.

1996-02-01

381

Demonstration and evaluation of the Air Force site characterization and analysis penetrometer system in support of natural attenuation initiatives. Volume 3 - demonstration, testing, and evaluation at Patrick AFB. Final technical report, October 1993-December 1994  

SciTech Connect

A second-generation tunable Laser-Induced Fluorescence-Cone Penetrometer Test (LIF-CPT) system has been developed and demonstrated at three different Air Force Bases as an alternative site characterization technology. This represents an innovative technology for delineating soil contamination resulting from fuel spills. Applied Research Associates, Inc. and Dakota Technologies, Inc. jointly conducted the system development and demonstration project. Demonstrations consisted of 2-week efforts at each of Air Force Bases: Plattsburgh Patrick/Cape Canaveral, and Dover. The data collected during these demonstration supported both evaluation of the LIF-CPT systems along with support for selecting a site for a natural attenuation experiment the Air Force is planning. Data analysis indicates that the second generation system is operationally improved over the first-generation system and has improved detection capabilities. The improved detection capability is related to a new optical module used to focus laser light and filter the return signal to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio. Although the system is improved in many ways, some questions still exist concerning the influence soil type has had on some of the system responses. Further analysis is required to resolve these discrepancies.

Gildea, M.L.; Bratton, W.L.; Shinn, J.D.

1996-02-09

382

Demonstration and evaluation of the Air Force site characterization and analysis penetrometer system in support of natural attenuation initiatives. Volume 4 - demonstration, testing, and evaluation at Dover AFB. Final technical report, October 1993-December 1994  

SciTech Connect

A second-generation tunable Laser-Induced Fluorescence-Cone Penetrometer Test (LIF-CPT) system has been developed and demonstrated at three different Air Force Bases as an alternative site characterization technology. This represents an innovative technology for delineating soil contamination resulting from fuel spills. Applied Research Associates, Inc. and Dakota Technologies, Inc. jointly conducted the system development and demonstration project. Demonstrations consisted of 2-week efforts at each of Air Force Bases: Plattsburgh Patrick/Cape Canaveral, and Dover. The data collected during these demonstration supported both evaluation of the LW-CPT systems along with support for selecting a site for a natural attenuation experiment the Air Force is planning. Data analysis indicates that the second generation system is operationally improved over the first- generation system and has improved detection capabilities. The improved detection capability is related to a new optical module used to focus laser light and filter the return signal to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio. Although the system is improved in many ways, some questions still exist concerning the influence soil type has had on some of the system responses. Further analysis is required to resolve these discrepancies.

Gildea, M.L.; Bratton, W.L.; Shinn, J.D.

1996-02-09

383

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented are three demonstrations for chemical education. The activities include: (1) demonstration of vapor pressure; (2) a multicolored luminol-based chemiluminescence demonstration; and (3) a Charles's Law/Vapor pressure apparatus. (RH)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1987-01-01

384

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three chemistry demonstrations are described: (1) partition coefficients; (2) Rutherford simulation experiment; and (3) demonstration of the powerful oxidizing property of dimanganeseheptoxide. Background information, materials needed, and procedures are provided for each demonstration. (JN)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1982-01-01

385

Reflectance Demonstration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a demonstration in which a mirror "disappears" upon rotation. The author has used the demonstration with students from fourth grade up through college. Suggestions are given for making the demonstration into a permanent hallway display. (MVL)

Kowalski, Frank

1993-01-01

386

Final Report to Congress on the Informatics for Diabetes Education and Telemedicine (IDEATel) Demonstration, Phases I and II. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The IDEATel demonstration tested the effects of providing home-based telemedicine services to a large number of eligible Medicare beneficiaries who had diabetes and lived in medically underserved areas in New York City and upstate New York. This report updates two earlier reports to Congress and draws conclusions on demonstration impacts. The demonstration met the requirements set by Congress for implementation;

Lorenzo Moreno; Rachel Shapiro; Stacy B. Dale; Leslie Foster; Arnold Chen

2008-01-01

387

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article details two demonstrations involving color changes. Included are "Manganese Color Reactions" and "Flame Colors Demonstration." Include a list of materials needed, procedures, cautions, and results. (CW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

388

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background information (including chemical reactions) and procedures used are provided for (1) three buffer demonstrations and (2) a demonstration of phase transfer catalysis and carbanion formation. (JN)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1985-01-01

389

Tested Demonstrations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Three demonstrations are described: paramagnetic properties of Fe(11) and Fe(111), the preparation of polyurethane foam: a lecture demonstration and the electrolysis of water-fuel cell reactions. A small discussion of the concepts demonstrated is included in each demonstration's description. (MR)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1977-01-01

390

Radon reduction and radon-resistant construction demonstrations in New York. Volume 1. Technical report. Final report, March 1987February 1991  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report gives results of radon reduction and radon-resistant construction demonstrations in New York. The existing house evaluation demonstrated radon mitigation techniques where indoor radon concentrations exceeded 4 pCi\\/L. Results demonstrated that sealing all accessible foundation penetrations in the basement effectively reduced the radon concentration, although not below 4 pCi\\/L, and that sealing aids the effectiveness of an active depressurization

I. Nitschke; M. Clarkin; W. Clark; R. E. Hough

1993-01-01

391

Evaluation and demonstration of low-NOx burner systems for TEOR (Thermally Enhanced Oil Recovery) steam generators: final report - field evaluation of commercial prototype burner. Report for September 1981November 1984  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report gives results of the final phase of a program to develop, demonstrate, and evaluate a low-NOx burner for crude-oil-fired steam generators used for thermally enhanced oil recovery (TEOR). The burner designed and demonstrated under this program was developed from design criteria established in bench- and pilot-scale experiments. The report describes the successful installation and testing of a full-scale

G. England; Y. Kwan; R. Payne

1985-01-01

392

St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project - A Progress Report-November 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

St. Louis has experienced minor earthquake damage at least 12 times in the past 200 years. Because of this history and its proximity to known active earthquake zones, the St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project (SLAEHMP) is producing digital maps that show variability of earthquake hazards, including liquefaction and ground shaking, in the St. Louis area. The maps will be available free via the internet. Although not site specific enough to indicate the hazard at a house-by-house resolution, they can be customized by the user to show specific areas of interest, such as neighborhoods or transportation routes. Earthquakes currently cannot be predicted, but scientists can estimate how strongly the ground is likely to shake as the result of an earthquake. Earthquake hazard maps provide one way of conveying such estimates. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which produces earthquake hazard maps for the Nation, is working with local partners to develop detailed maps for urban areas vulnerable to strong ground shaking. These partners, which along with the USGS comprise the SLAEHMP, include the Missouri University of Science and Technology-Rolla (Missouri S&T), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), Saint Louis University, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and URS Corporation. Preliminary hazard maps covering a test portion of the 29-quadrangle St. Louis study area have been produced and are currently being evaluated by the SLAEHMP. A USGS Fact Sheet summarizing this project was produced and almost 1000 copies have been distributed at several public outreach meetings and field trips that have featured the SLAEHMP (Williams and others, 2007). In addition, a USGS website focusing on the SLAEHMP, which provides links to project results and relevant earthquake hazard information, can be found at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/ceus/urban_map/st_louis/index.php. This progress report summarizes the methodology and data used to generate these preliminary maps. For more details about many of the topics in this summary the reader is referred to the Karadeniz (2007) and Chung (2007) Ph.D. theses.

Karadeniz, D.; Rogers, J. D.; Williams, R. A.; Cramer, C. H.; Bauer, R. A.; Hoffman, D.; Chung, J.; Hempen, G. L.; Steckel, P. H.; Boyd, O. L.; Watkins, C. M.; McCallister, N. S.; Schweig, E.

2009-01-01

393

Development and demonstration of indoor radon-reduction measures for 10 homes in Clinton, New Jersey. Final report, April 1986January 1987  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report discusses the development and demonstration of indoor radon reduction methods for 10 houses in Clinton, New Jersey, where (in the spring of 1986) the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) located a cluster of houses with extremely high radon levels. The work was to be completed before the 1986-87 winter heating season began. The demonstration houses were

L. D. Michaels; T. Brennan; A. S. Viner; A. Mattes; W. Turner

1987-01-01

394

DEMONSTRATION OF DIFFERENTIAL PROGRAMMING IN ENRICHMENT, ACCELERATION, COUNSELING, AND SPECIAL CLASSES FOR GIFTED PUPILS IN GRADES 1-9. FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CALIFORNIA PROJECT TALENT WAS A 3 1/2-YEAR PROJECT WHICH DEMONSTRATED FOUR TYPES OF PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN AND YOUTH. THE ENRICHMENT DEMONSTRATION ANALYZED THE NEEDS FOR INSERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS AND DEVELOPED APPROPRIATE WORKSHOPS AND ALSO INVENTED, FIELD TESTED, AND DISSEMINATED SPECIAL PUPIL UNITS IN (1) SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY,…

PLOWMAN, PAUL D.; RICE, JOSEPH P.

395

Arsenic and Nitrate Removal from Drinking Water by Ion Exchange U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Vale, OR - Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the EPA Arsenic Removal Technology Demonstration Program, a 540-gal/min (gpm) ion exchange (IX) system proposed by Kinetico was selected for demonstration at Vale, OR to remove arsenic and nitrate from a groundwater supply to meet their respective maximum contaminant l...

396

Washington University in St. Louis study finds DNA sequencing helps identify cancer cells for immune system attack  

Cancer.gov

DNA sequences from tumor cells can be used to direct the immune system to attack cancer, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research, in mice, appears online Feb. 8 in Nature.

397

General Programmatic Terms and Conditions for Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) (NSF 03-520)  

NSF Publications Database

General Programmatic Terms and Conditions for Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation ... QRC via WEBAMP each year by October 31; and General Programmatic Terms and Conditions for NSF 03-520 ...

398

Health Assessment for West Lake Landfill, Bridgeton, St. Louis County, Missouri, Region 7. CERCLIS No. MODO79900932.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The West Lake Landfill, located in the City of Bridgeton, St. Louis County, Missouri, was proposed for the National Priorities List (NPL) in October 1989. Soil contaminated with radioactive waste from decontamination efforts at the Cotter Corporation's La...

1991-01-01

399

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides instructions on conducting four demonstrations for the chemistry classroom. Outlines procedures for demonstrations dealing with coupled oscillations, the evaporation of liquids, thioxanthone sulfone radical anion, and the control of variables and conservation of matter. (TW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1987-01-01

400

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides instructions on conducting four demonstrations for the chemistry classroom. Outlines procedures for demonstrations dealing with coupled oscillations, the evaporation of liquids, thioxanthone sulfone radical anion, and the control of variables and conservation of matter. (TW)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1987-01-01

401

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two demonstrations for college level chemistry courses including: "Electrochemical Cells Using Sodium Silicate" and "A Simple, Vivid Demonstration of Selective Precipitation." Lists materials, preparation, procedures, and precautions. (CW)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

402

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two demonstrations are described which are suitable for introductory chemistry classes. The first involves the precipitation of silver, and the second is a demonstration of the relationship between rate constants and equilibrium constants using water and beakers. (BB)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1978-01-01

403

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two demonstrations for college level chemistry courses including: "Electrochemical Cells Using Sodium Silicate" and "A Simple, Vivid Demonstration of Selective Precipitation." Lists materials, preparation, procedures, and precautions. (CW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

404

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented are two demonstrations including a variation of the iodine clock reaction, and a simple demonstration of refractive index. The materials, procedures, and a discussion of probable results are given for each. (CW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1989-01-01

405

A Comparison of Addiction and Transience among Street Youth: Los Angeles, California, Austin, Texas, and St. Louis, Missouri  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to compare measures of addiction and transience among street youth in three disparate urban\\u000a areas: Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and St. Louis, Missouri. Street youth from Los Angeles (n = 50), Austin (n = 50) and St. Louis (n = 46) were recruited using comparable engagement strategies. Youth were interviewed concerning use of alcohol and other substances\\u000a and their

Kristin M. FergusonJina; Jina Jun; Kimberly Bender; Sanna Thompson; David Pollio

2010-01-01

406

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|List of materials needed, procedures used, and results obtained are provided for two demonstrations. The first is an inexpensive and quick method for demonstrating column chromatography of plant pigments of spinach extract. The second is a demonstration of cathodic protection by impressed current. (JN)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1985-01-01

407

Demonstrating Diffusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two demonstrations are described. Materials and instructions for demonstrating movement of molecules into cytoplasm using agar blocks, phenolphthalein, and sodium hydroxide are given. A simple method for demonstrating that the rate of diffusion of a gas is inversely proportional to its molecular weight is also presented. (AJ)|

Foy, Barry G.

1977-01-01

408

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

List of materials needed, procedures used, and results obtained are provided for two demonstrations. The first is an inexpensive and quick method for demonstrating column chromatography of plant pigments of spinach extract. The second is a demonstration of cathodic protection by impressed current. (JN)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1985-01-01

409

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a demonstration involving the controlled combustion of a mixture of metals with black and smokeless powder in a small Erlenmeyer flask. Also describes demonstrations using a device that precludes breathing of hazardous vapors during class demonstrations; the device is easy to transport and use in rooms without sinks. (JN)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1986-01-01

410

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a demonstration involving the controlled combustion of a mixture of metals with black and smokeless powder in a small Erlenmeyer flask. Also describes demonstrations using a device that precludes breathing of hazardous vapors during class demonstrations; the device is easy to transport and use in rooms without sinks. (JN)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1986-01-01

411

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two classroom chemistry demonstrations which focus on the descriptive chemistry of bromine and iodine. Outlines the chemicals and equipment needed, experimental procedures, and discussion of one demonstration of the oxidation states of bromine and iodine, and another demonstration of the oxidation states of iodine. (TW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1987-01-01

412

Petrography, diagenesis and depositional models of the St. Louis limestone, valmeyeran (middle Mississippian), Illinois Basin, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Detailed petrography of 1542 oriented thin sections led to recognition of 16 carbonate microfacies. The vertical succession, reciprocal (lateral and vertical) relationships and correlation coefficients of the microfacies permitted construction of three depositional models. The depositional models follow chronologically expressing a propagation of the medium to high energy arbonates towards the depocenter. Near the margins of the basin (SE and E), model 1 was active throughout St. Louis time. Away from the basin edge, model 1 (baffle zone) evolved into model 2 (bioclastic bar) which in turn changed to the oolitic bar-to-bank system of model 3 which remained active till the close of St. Louis time. Probably the depocenter corresponded to a continous deposition of basinal bioclastic calcisiltites. The diagenetic features observed petrographically, represent changes that took place in the following environments; marine phreatic, marine vadose, undersaturated freshwater phreatic, saturated freshwater phreatic, mixing marine-freshwater phreatic and, burial.

Diaby, I.

1984-12-01

413

Development and Demonstration of Novel Low-NOx Burners for Boilers in the Steel Industry. (Final Report, September 1999-September 2006).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Gas Technology Institute (GTI), together with Hamworthy Peabody Combustion Incorporated (formerly Peabody Engineering Corporation), the University of Utah, and Far West Electrochemical have developed and demonstrated an innovative combustion system suitab...

D. Cygan

2006-01-01

414

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Iron Removal. U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at City of Sandusky, MI. Final Performance Evaluation Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the activities performed during and the results obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) arsenic removal technology demonstration project at the City of Sandusky, MI facility. The objectives of the project were to...

A. S. C. Chen J. M. Valigore L. Wang W. E. Condit

2008-01-01

415

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media, U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at LEADS Head Start Building in Buckeye Lake, OH - Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed and the results obtained for the arsenic removal treatment technology demonstration project at Licking Economic Action Development Study (LEADS) Head Start School in Buckeye Lake, Ohio. The objectives of the project were to evaluate...

416

Test plan for pilot-scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Final report, September 1993-October 1995  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The project objectives included development of a Test Plan and a Health and Safety Plan for these demonstrations. The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. This Project Summary Report and the Test Plan and Health and Safety Plan are intended to serve as guides for development of complete project plans when the technology demonstration program is implemented. Because red water is not currently available for testing and the test site (host facility) where the demonstrations will be conducted has not been identified, these documents are intended to be generic in nature.

Scoville, W.; Hoye, R.; Acharya, P.; Martin, J.

1995-10-11

417

Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Power Plant Located at Terminal Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. LADWP Fuel Cell Demonstration Project. Final Report, June 2003-June 2004.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has developed one of the most recognized fuel cell demonstration programs in the United States. In addition to their high efficiencies and superior environmental performance, fuel cells and other gener...

W. W. Glauz

2004-01-01

418

Demonstration test and evaluation of Ultraviolet/Ultraviolet Catalyzed Peroxide Oxidation for Groundwater Remediation at Oak Ridge K-25 Site. Final report (March 16, 1993--March 16, 1994).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We demonstrated, tested and evaluated a new ultraviolet (UV) lamp integrated with an existing commercial technology employing UV catalyzed peroxide oxidation to destroy organics in groundwater at an Oak Ridge K-25 site. The existing commercial technology ...

1994-01-01

419

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Richmond Elementary School in Susanville, CA Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed and the results obtained for the arsenic removal treatment technology demonstration project at Richmond Elementary School in Susanville, CA. The objectives of the project were to evaluate: (1) the effectiveness of an Aquatic Treatme...

420

In plant demonstration of high temperature EM pulser and pulsed EMAT receiver: Final report: Experimental development and testing of ultrasonic system for high temperature applications on hot steel  

SciTech Connect

This report describes work performed under the Field Work Proposal on the ''In-Plant Demonstration of a High-Temperature EM Pulser and pulsed EMAT Receiver'' for the Department of Energy's Office of Industrial Programs. Cost sharing by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) helped provide both technical guidance and equipment for the plant demonstration. This report covers the time period from January 1988 through September 1988.

Boyd, D.M.; Sperline, P.D.

1988-11-01

421

SEAMIST{trademark} in-situ instrumentation and vapor sampling system applications in the Sandia Mixed Waste Landfill Integrated Demonstration program: Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Mixed Waste Landfill Integrated Demonstration was tasked with demonstrating innovative technologies for the cleanup of chemical and mixed waste landfills that are representive of sites occurring throughout the DOE complex and the nation. The SEAMIST{trademark} inverting membrane deployment system has been used successfully at the Mixed Waste Landfill Integrated Demonstration (MWLID) for multipoint vapor sampling, pressure measurement, permeability measurement, sensor integration demonstrations, and borehole lining. Several instruments were deployed inside the SEAMIST{trademark}-lined boreholes to detect metals, radionuclides, moisture, and geologic variations. The liner protected the instruments from contamination, maintained support of the uncased borehole wall, and sealed the total borehole from air circulation. Recent activities included the installation of three multipoint vapor sampling systems and sensor integration systems in 100-foot-deep vertical boreholes. A long term pressure monitoring program has recorded barometric pressure effects at depth with relatively high spatial resolution. The SEAMIST{trademark} system has been integrated with a variety of hydrologic and chemical sensors for in-situ measurements, demonstrating its versatility as an instrument deployment system that allows easy emplacement and removal. Standard SEAMIST{trademark} vapor sampling systems were also integrated with state-of-the-art volatile organic compound analysis technologies. The results and status of these demonstration tests are presented.

Williams, C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Environmental Restoration Technologies; Lowry, W.; Cremer, D.; Dunn, S.D. [Science and Engineering Associates, Inc., Santa Fe, NM (United States)

1995-09-01

422

Evaluation of Numerical Sediment Quality Targets for the St. Louis River Area of Concern  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerical sediment quality targets (SQTs) for the protection of sediment-dwelling organisms have been established for the\\u000a St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC), 1 of 42 current AOCs in the Great Lakes basin. The two types of SQTs were established\\u000a primarily from consensus-based sediment quality guidelines. Level I SQTs are intended to identify contaminant concentrations\\u000a below which harmful effects on

J. L. Crane; D. D. MacDonald; C. G. Ingersoll; D. E. Smorong; R. A. Lindskoog; C. G. Severn; T. A. Berger; L. J. Field

2002-01-01

423

Louis Essen and the Velocity of Light: From Wartime Radar to Unit of Length  

Microsoft Academic Search

Louis Essen (1908–1997), working at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, England, was the first scientist to realize\\u000a that the value for the velocity of light used widely during World War II was incorrect. In 1947 he published his first determination\\u000a of it, which was 16 kilometers per second higher than the accepted value, causing a great deal of controversy in

Ray Essen

2010-01-01

424

Geometries of Reading, Light of Learning: Louis I. Kahn’s Library at Phillips Exeter  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Louis I. Kahn’s library at Phillips Exeter Academy geometries of architecture and media function as parallel rhetorical\\u000a systems, sometimes complementing, sometimes contradicting one another. This present paper examines how the geometric forms\\u000a of the library shape patrons’ relationships to media in the collection, and how Kahn’s elementary geometries have accommodated\\u000a new media characterized by non-geometric, non-linear forms.

Shannon Mattern

2010-01-01

425

Interferon-mediated Persistent Infection of Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus in a Reptilian Cell Line  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY A persistent infection with Saint Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus in a poikilothermic cell line TH-1 (turtle heart cells) was studied. Infected TH-1 cells were subcultured weekly at 31 °C for 1 year and continued to produce low levels (102 to 10 ~ p.f.u.\\/ml) of virus without obvious cytopathic effects or marked cyclic events. Indirect fluorescent antibody and infectious centre

J. H. Mathews; A. V. Vorndam

1982-01-01

426

Intersexes in Mississippi River shovelnose sturgeon sampled below Saint Louis, Missouri, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Missouri Department of Conservation detected high organochlorine levels in tissues of fish from the Mississippi River south of Saint Louis. Chlordane, which is both a carcinogen and an endocrine disrupter, reached 2960 ?g\\/kg in fillets of shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platyorynchus, and 1926 ?g\\/kg in their roe, wet weight basis. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and p,p?-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) in roe have reached

J. C Harshbarger; M. J Coffey; M. Y Young

2000-01-01

427

Hans Goldmann's golden year in St. Louis: daily research bench rounds with the master!  

PubMed

The late Prof. Dr. Hans Goldmann took a well-earned year of sabbatical leave, shortly after having stepped down as Rector Magnificus of the University of Berne, Switzerland and from his Chairmanship of the Department of Ophthalmology in the School of Medicine at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Hans spent that sabbatical year at the Department of Ophthalmology at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, MO. He and Bernard Becker (and many of us in the Department) were longtime associates and friends. And what a year it was! Those who were present still speak of it with awe and respect. What fun, what excitement - what work! Each of us had a variety of fascinating personal interactions with Hans. However, a single set of salient experiences stands out in all of our memories! Earlyon, he established a daily routine of going from laboratory to laboratory on the 10th and 11th floors of McMillan Hospital in order to conduct daily bench rounds with each of the individual faculty/investigators. Mornings, he would appear in a well pressed and fresh lab coat, greet us with a gleaming smile, and upon entry into your lab, he would ask, "Huh, Huh, so what's new today?" And it was expected that you would have new data, or experimental results to show to him! He would then ask penetrating questions about your work, techniques employed, the data presented, etc., as well as make suggestions for improvements. He also usually had some kind words of encouragement. If you did not have something new, he had something new and exciting to tell you of his own! Questions on the latter were almost always considerably more difficult to answer, than if you had something new to offer! As a result, the research faculty and staffs were literally driven to a creative frenzy in order to have something new to discuss or to demonstrate when the good Professor made his anticipated daily entry into the laboratory. The faculty operated in high gear. Every morning, the techs would lean out of our doors, and indicate to their investigator toiling away, "He is coming very soon; he is in the next lab now!" Oh, to finish in time! PMID:17575624

Enoch, Jay M

2007-01-01

428

Intersexes in Mississippi River shovelnose sturgeon sampled below Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.  

PubMed

The Missouri Department of Conservation detected high organochlorine levels in tissues of fish from the Mississippi River south of Saint Louis. Chlordane, which is both a carcinogen and an endocrine disrupter, reached 2960 micrograms/kg in fillets of shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platyorynchus, and 1926 micrograms/kg in their roe, wet weight basis. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) in roe have reached 5810 and 780 micrograms/kg, respectively. The purpose of this study was to determine if endocrine disrupters and carcinogens are a potential cause of the significantly diminished reproduction capacity and population declines in the endangered pallid sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus. Twenty-four surrogate shovelnose sturgeons were sampled north of Saint Louis where contaminant levels were lower compared with 17 sampled south of Saint Louis where contaminant levels were high. Liver and gonad tissues were formalin-fixed, histologically processed and examined. Neoplasms were not found. The principal finding was that the testes of two of the seven downstream male fish contained ovigerous lamellae, in addition to mature sperm. Since sturgeons are gonochoristic and intersexes are rare and unusual, the occurrence of intersex in 29% of the male Mississippi River shovelnose sturgeon examined from a population contaminated with chlordane and other chemicals raise concern for human health, species biodiversity and preservation of waterway quality. These findings, however, need to be corroborated by expanded studies with a higher sample size. PMID:11460698

Harshbarger, J C; Coffey, M J; Young, M Y

429

Achille Louis Foville's atlas of brain anatomy and the Defoville syndrome.  

PubMed

Achille Louis Foville's atlas of brain anatomy (1844) is one of the most artistic and detailed works on neuroanatomy in the medical literature. The outstanding drawings by the 2 artists, Emile Beau and Frédéric-Michel Bion, highlight all the philosophy, ability, and sensibility of A.L. Foville in carefully dissecting the superficial and deep structures of the brain and spinal cord. Several plates show true brain fiber dissections of high artistic and academic value. As a result of an early misrecognition in the medical literature, "inferior Foville syndrome" has been wrongly attributed to Achille Louis Foville rather than his son, Achille Louis François Foville (1832-1887), also called Defoville. Therefore, we suggest that Defoville, who actually described the pontine syndrome for the first time in the neurological literature, deserves to be credited for this syndrome and that the syndrome should be called the Defoville syndrome. Through analyzing the political and scientific events in France in the 19th century, we highlight the invaluable contributions of A.L. Foville and his son to the history of neuroanatomy and neurology. PMID:22072133

Brogna, Christian; Fiengo, Leslie; Türe, U?ur

2012-05-01

430

Long Term Stewardship Challenges at the St. Louis District FUSRAP Sites  

SciTech Connect

Non-Federally owned radioactively contaminated sites in St. Louis, Missouri are currently being remediated by the St. Louis District Corps of Engineers under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). When FUSRAP remediation is complete, inaccessible soils which have levels of contamination greater than unrestricted use standards, will remain. The purpose of this paper is to document the initial challenges facing the project team during its development of the Long Term Stewardship plan for the management of these soils. These soils are located under buildings, roads, railroads and bridges. The Long Term Stewardship plan for the majority of the sites is being developed simultaneously with the remedy selection process. A living document, it will ultimately document the remedial action end state and location of inaccessible soils and implement the plan for ensuring these soils are not a threat to human health and the environment. Although these soils are protective in their current configuration, at some point in time, when activities such as maintenance, utility or property improvement occur, the soils will become accessible and need to be addressed by the federal government. Up until that point in time they will need to be effectively managed to ensure they remain protective. The St. Louis District is in the process of collaboratively developing this plan with its regulators, affected stakeholders and interested parties.

Dell'Orco, L.; Chambers, D.

2002-02-27

431

Real-Time In situ Detection of Organic Contaminants by Laser-Induced Fluorescence System. Final tropical report (Task 1.3).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The ability of a truck mounted laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) sensor to detect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in contaminated soils was demonstrated at a well-characterized, active Superfund site in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. LIF imaging is an ...

D. J. Stepan J. A. Sorensen J. Solc

1999-01-01

432

Health and safety plan for pilot-scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Final report, September 1993-October 1995  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). This Project Summary Report and the Test Plan and Health and Safety Plan are intended to serve as guides for development of complete project plans when the technology demonstration program is implemented. Because red water is not currently available for testing and the test site (host facility) where the demonstrations will be conducted has not been identified, these documents are intended to be generic in nature.

Scoville, W.; Hoye, R.; Acharya, P.; Martin, J.

1995-10-11

433

Pilot scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Volume 2. Final project summary report, September 1993-October 1995  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. Because red water is not currently available for testing and the test site (host facility) where the demonstrations will be conducted has not been identified, these documents are intended to be generic in nature.

Scoville, W.; Hoye, R.; Acharya, P.; Martin, J.

1995-10-11

434

Pilot-scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Volume 1. Final project summary report, September 1993-October 1995  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. Because red water is not currently available for testing and the test site (host facility) where the demonstrations will be conducted has not been identified, these documents are intended to be generic in nature.

Scoville, W.; Hoye, R.; Acharya, P.; Martin, J.

1995-10-01

435

Pilot scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Volume 3. Final project summary report, September 1993-October 1995  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. Because red water is not currently available for testing and the test site (host facility) where the demonstrations will be conducted has not been identified, these documents are intended to be generic in nature.

Scoville, W.; Hoye, R.; Acharya, P.; Martin, J.

1995-10-11

436

Pilot scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Volume 4. Final project summary report, September 1993-October 1995  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. Because red water is not currently available for testing and the test site (host facility) where the demonstrations will be conducted has not been identified, these documents are intended to be generic in nature.

Scoville, W.; Hoye, R.; Acharya, P.; Martin, J.

1995-10-11

437

Demonstration of thermal stripping of JP-4 and other VOCS from soils at Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Final report, September 1988-March 1990  

SciTech Connect

The patented Low Temperature Thermal Treatment (LT3) System was previously proven to be successful in treating soils contaminated with volatile organic compounds and petroleum hydrocarbons. This demonstration broadened the applicability to include soils contaminated with aviation fuel and other halogenated solvents. Several test were conducted to verify the effectiveness of the LT3 system. While meeting all goal cleanup objectives, a processing rate of 20,000 lb/hr was demonstrated with a projected LT3 System processing cost of $86/ton. A number of system changes and process improvements are recommended. The system proved to be an efficient, cost-effective, and commercially available remediation alternative for decontaminating soils.

Marks, P.J.; Noland, J.W.; Nielson, R.K.

1990-03-01

438

Demonstration of fuel cells to recover energy from landfill gas. Phase 2. Pretreatment system performance measurement. Final report, September 1991February 1994  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report describes Phase II of a demonstration of the utilization of commercial phosphoric acid fuel cells to recovery energy from landfill gas. This phase consisted primarily of the construction and testing of a Gas Pretreatment Unit (GPU) whose function is to remove those impurities from landfill gas which are detrimental to the fuel cell. The GPU successfully removed the

J. C. Trocciola; J. L. Preston

1995-01-01

439

A Demonstration Pilot Project of Comprehensive Library Services for the Aged in Selected Communities in Kentucky (NRTA/AARP Kentucky Library Project). Final Report, Phase 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In its second phase this project continued the development of demonstration models of library projects and activities for the elderly at sites in Hazard, Somerset, Lexington, and Louisville, Kentucky. Accomplished were the completion of the site profiles; administration of the Survey of Leisure Time activities and transformation of the data to the…

Carlson, Lawrence O.

440

Planning, Projection and Construction of a Pilot Farm in Liebenau with Test Operation of Demonstration Plants and Scientific Measuring. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During this research project, the projected demonstration plants of the projects 03E-5319-C-A+E for the pilot farm of Liebenau have been realized and their operation has been evaluated over a period of two years. Three systems of biogas facilities have be...

R. Lorre G. Marx K. H. Suttor

1986-01-01

441

Final Technical Report on STTR Project DE-FG02-06ER86282 Development and Demonstration of 6-Dimensional Muon Beam Cooling  

SciTech Connect

The overarching purpose of this project was to prepare a proposal for an experiment to demonstrate 6-dimensional muon beam cooling. The technical objectives were all steps in preparing the proposal, which was successfully presented to the Fermilab Accelerator Advisory Committee in February 2009. All primary goals of this project have been met.

Muons, Inc.

2011-05-24

442

Measuring the Quality of Care in Illinois Nursing Homes. Illinois Long Term Care Research and Demonstration Projects Series. Final Report. (1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report evaluates the types of data gathered about nursing homes during a survey process by the State of Illinois through its Inspection of Care Review and Quality Incentive Program (QUIP) assessments. The data are compared to other State systems/demonstrations in an effort to choose those indicators which best measure the quality of care in…

Cella, Margot; Gabay, Mary

443

Measuring the Quality of Care in Illinois Nursing Homes. Illinois Long Term Care Research and Demonstration Projects Series. Final Report. (1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report evaluates the types of data gathered about nursing homes during a survey process by the State of Illinois through its Inspection of Care Review and Quality Incentive Program (QUIP) assessments. The data are compared to other State systems/demonstrations in an effort to choose those indicators which best measure the quality of care in…

Cella, Margot; Gabay, Mary

444

Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Extraction Chemical Room at the West Valley Demonstration Project. Final Topical Report, December 1982-April 1984.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this report is to describe the preparation of a facility for use in decontaminating and decommissioning (D and D) extraction cells at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). In order to prepare such a facility, it was necessary to dec...

E. C. Phillips

1985-01-01

445

Decontamination and decommissioning of the extraction chemical room at the West Valley Demonstration Project. Final topical report, December 1982April 1984  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this report is to describe the preparation of a facility for use in decontaminating and decommissioning (D and D) extraction cells at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). In order to prepare such a facility, it was necessary to decontaminate, decommission and equip the Extraction Chemical Room (XCR) at the WVDP. This report describes the D and

1985-01-01

446

Arsenic and Uranium Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Upper Bodfish in Lake Isabella, CA -Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed during and the results obtained from the performance evaluation of an arsenic (As) and uranium (U) removal technology demonstrated at Upper Bodfish in Lake Isabella, CA. The objectives of the project are to evaluate: (1) the effecti...

447

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Iron Removal and Adsorptive Media U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Stewart, MN, Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed and the results obtained from the one-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) arsenic removal technology demonstration project at the Stewart, MN facility. The main objective of the project was to evaluate the effectiveness ...

448

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Coagulation/Filtration U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Sandusky, MI Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed during and the results obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) arsenic removal technology demonstration project at the City of Sandusky, MI facility. The objectives of the project were to evaluate: 1) the effect...

449

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Iron Removal U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Sabin, MN Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed and the results obtained from January 30, 2006 to April 29, 2007 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Arsenic Removal Technology Demonstration site in Sabin, MN. The main objective of the project was to evaluate the eff...

450

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Iron Removal - U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Northeastern Elementary School in Fountain City, IN - Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed and the results obtained from the arsenic removal treatment technology demonstration project at Northeastern Elementary School in Fountain City, IN. The main objective of the project was to evaluate the effectiveness of US Water Sys...

451

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Webb Consolidated Independent School District in Bruni, TX - Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed and the results obtained from the arsenic removal treatment technology demonstration project at the Webb Consolidated Independent School District (Webb CISD) in Bruni, TX. The main objective of the project was to evaluate the effect...

452

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media - U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Woodstock Middle School in Woodstock, CT - Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the activities performed for and the results obtained from the arsenic removal treatment technology demonstration project at the Woodstock Middle School in Woodstock, CT. The objectives of the project were to evaluate the effectiveness of Adsorbsia? GTO? me...

453

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media - U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Hot Springs Mobile Home Park in Willard, Utah - Final Performance Evaluation Report  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents activities performed for and results obtained from the arsenic removal treatment technology demonstration project at the Hot Springs Mobile Home Park (HSMHP) in Willard, UT. The objectives of the project were to evaluate the effectiveness of Adsorbsiaâ?¢ GTOâ?¢...

454

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a lecture demonstration of a solid state phase transition using a thermodynamic material which changes state at room temperature. Also describes a demonstration on kinetics using a "Big Bang" (trade mark) calcium carbide cannon. Indicates that the cannon is safe to use. (JN)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1983-01-01

455

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two laboratory demonstrations in chemistry. One uses dry ice, freon, and freezer bags to demonstrate volume changes, vapor-liquid equilibrium, a simulation of a rain forest, and vaporization. The other uses the clock reaction technique to illustrate fast reactions and kinetic problems in releasing carbon dioxide during respiration. (TW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1987-01-01

456

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents two demonstrations for classroom use related to precipitation of ferrous hydroxide and to variation of vapor pressure with temperature. The former demonstration is simple and useful when discussing solubility of ionic compounds electrode potential of transition elements, and mixed valence compounds. (Author/SA)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1979-01-01

457

Interactive Demonstrations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains general astronomy and astrophysical simulations. Lunar phases, coordinate conversion, Planck spectrum, energy levels, Kepler's laws, and the evolution of a star cluster are demonstrations under the general astronomy section. Astrophysical demonstrations include: effective potential and integrated motion, planet stability in a binary star systems, a disk galaxy, stellar models and spectra, and nuclear isotope stability.

Tomley, Les

2004-07-13

458

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two demonstrations are described: (1) a variant of preparing purple benzene by phase transfer catalysis with quaternary ammonium salts and potassium permanganate in which crown ethers are used; (2) a corridor or "hallway" demonstration in which unknown molecular models are displayed and prizes awarded to students correctly identifying the…

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1980-01-01

459

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines a simple, inexpensive way of demonstrating electroplating using the reaction between nickel ions and copper metal. Explains how to conduct a demonstration of the electrolysis of water by using a colored Na2SO4 solution as the electrolyte so that students can observe the pH changes. (TW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1986-01-01

460

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Free radical chlorination of methane is used in organic chemistry to introduce free radical/chain reactions. In spite of its common occurrence, demonstrations of the reaction are uncommon. Therefore, such a demonstration is provided, including background information, preparation of reactants/reaction vessel, introduction of reactants, irradiation,…

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1983-01-01

461

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a lecture demonstration of a solid state phase transition using a thermodynamic material which changes state at room temperature. Also describes a demonstration on kinetics using a "Big Bang" (trade mark) calcium carbide cannon. Indicates that the cannon is safe to use. (JN)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1983-01-01

462

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented are three demonstrations: "The Construction and Use of Commercial Voltaic Cell Displays in Freshman Chemistry"; Dramatizing Isotopes: Deuterated Ice Cubes Sink"; and "A Simple Apparatus to Demonstrate Differing Gas Diffusion Rates (Graham's Law)." Materials, procedures, and safety considerations are discussed. (CW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1990-01-01

463

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Three chemistry demonstrations are described: (1) modification of copper catalysis demonstration apparatus; (2) experiments in gas-liquid chromatography with simple gas chromatography at room temperature; and (3) equilibria in silver arsenate-arsenic acid and silver phosphate-phosphoric acid systems. Procedures and materials needed are provided.…

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1982-01-01

464

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents two demonstrations for classroom use related to precipitation of ferrous hydroxide and to variation of vapor pressure with temperature. The former demonstration is simple and useful when discussing solubility of ionic compounds electrode potential of transition elements, and mixed valence compounds. (Author/SA)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1979-01-01

465

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two demonstrations designed to help chemistry students visualize certain chemical properties. One experiment uses balloons to illustrate the behavior of gases under varying temperatures and pressures. The other uses a makeshift pea shooter and a commercial model to demonstrate atomic structure and the behavior of high-speed particles.…

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1986-01-01

466

Physics Demonstrations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A collection of in-depth physics demonstrations with instructions for doing it yourself, videos that let you see how it's done, and suggestions for developing some of the demos into experiments. The demonstrations were developed and tested by The Science House, the mathematics and science learning outreach project of North Carolina State University.

467

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three chemistry demonstrations are described: (1) modification of copper catalysis demonstration apparatus; (2) experiments in gas-liquid chromatography with simple gas chromatography at room temperature; and (3) equilibria in silver arsenate-arsenic acid and silver phosphate-phosphoric acid systems. Procedures and materials needed are provided.…

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1982-01-01

468

A biological/chemical process for reduced waste and energy consumption, Caprolactam production: Phase 1, Select microorganisms and demonstrate feasibility. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A novel biological/chemical process for converting cyclohexane into caprolactam was investigated. Microorganisms in a bioreactor would be used to convert cyclohexane into caprolactone followed by chemical synthesis of caprolactam using ammonia. The proposed bioprocess would be more energy efficient and reduce byproducts and wastes that are generated by the current chemical process. We have been successful in isolating from natural soil and water samples two microorganisms that can utilize cyclohexane as a sole source of carbon and energy for growth. These microorganisms were shown to have the correct metabolic intermediates and enzymes to convert cyclohexane into cyclohexanol, cyclohexanone and caprolactone. Genetic techniques to create and select for caprolactone hydrolase negative-mutants are being developed. These blocked-mutants will be used to convert cyclohexane into caprolactone but, because of the block, be unable to metabolize the caprolactone further and excrete it as a final end product.

St.Martin, E.J.

1995-08-01

469

Final report of the environmental measurement-while-drilling-gamma ray spectrometer system technology demonstration at the Savannah River Site F-Area Retention Basin  

SciTech Connect

The environmental measurement-while-drilling-gamma ray spectrometer (EMWD-GRS) system represents an innovative blend of new and existing technology that provides real-time environmental and drill bit data during drilling operations. The EMWD-GRS technology was demonstrated at Savannah River Site F-Area Retention Basin. The EMWD-GRS technology demonstration consisted of continuously monitoring for gamma-radiation-producing contamination while drilling two horizontal boreholes below the backfilled retention basin. These boreholes passed near previously sampled vertical borehole locations where concentrations of contaminant levels of cesium had been measured. Contaminant levels continuously recorded by the EMWD-GRs system during drilling are compared to contaminant levels previously determined through quantitative laboratory analysis of soil samples.

Lockwood, G.J.; Normann, R.A.; Williams, C.V.

1997-08-01

470

A Local Forecast of Land Surface Wetness Conditions, Drought, and St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Transmission Derived from Seasonal Climate Predictions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an ensemble local hydrologic forecast derived from the seasonal forecasts of the International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate Prediction. Three- month seasonal forecasts were used to resample historical meteorological conditions and generate ensemble forcing datasets for a TOPMODEL-based hydrology model. Eleven retrospective forecasts were run at a Florida and New York site. Forecast skill was assessed for mean area modeled water table depth (WTD), i.e. near surface soil wetness conditions, and compared with WTD simulated with observed data. Hydrology model forecast skill was evident at the Florida site but not at the New York site. At the Florida site, persistence of hydrologic conditions and local skill of the IRI seasonal forecast contributed to the local hydrologic forecast skill. This forecast will permit probabilistic prediction of future hydrologic conditions. At the Florida site, we have also quantified the link between modeled WTD (i.e. drought) and the amplification and transmission of St. Louis Encephalitis virus (SLEV). We derive an empirical relationship between modeled land surface wetness and levels of SLEV transmission associated with human clinical cases. We then combine the seasonal forecasts of local, modeled WTD with this empirical relationship and produce retrospective probabilistic seasonal forecasts of epidemic SLEV transmission in Florida. Epidemic SLEV transmission forecast skill is demonstrated. These findings will permit real-time forecast of drought and resultant SLEV transmission in Florida.

Shaman, J.; Stieglitz, M.; Zebiak, S.; Cane, M.; Day, J. F.

2002-12-01

471

Evaluation and demonstration of the viability of salt bath solution heat treatment for depleted uranium penetrators. Final report February 1983January 1984  

Microsoft Academic Search

A MM and T program to evaluate and demonstrate the viability of a salt bath solutionizing heat treatment for large caliber DU penetrators (0.75% by weight titanium) was conducted. One hundred M774 core blanks were evaluated to develop and verify the various process stages (e.g., outgassing salt residence times, etc.) of salt heat treatment. A viable salt bath heat treatment

J. F. Muller; R. L. Nead

1984-01-01

472

Pilot-scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Volume 1. Final project summary report, September 1993October 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. Because red water is

W. Scoville; R. Hoye; P. Acharya; J. Martin

1995-01-01

473

Health and safety plan for pilot-scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Final report, September 1993October 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). This Project Summary Report and the Test Plan and Health and Safety

W. Scoville; R. Hoye; P. Acharya; J. Martin

1995-01-01

474

Pilot scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Volume 2. Final project summary report, September 1993October 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. Because red water is

W. Scoville; R. Hoye; P. Acharya; J. Martin

1995-01-01

475

Pilot scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Volume 3. Final project summary report, September 1993October 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. Because red water is

W. Scoville; R. Hoye; P. Acharya; J. Martin

1995-01-01

476

Pilot scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Volume 4. Final project summary report, September 1993October 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The Project Summary Report presents the conceptual designs. Because red water is

W. Scoville; R. Hoye; P. Acharya; J. Martin

1995-01-01

477

Test plan for pilot-scale demonstration of red water treatment by wet air oxidation and circulating bed combustion. Final report, September 1993October 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the Army`s ongoing research and development program related to red water (KO47) treatment, the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) contracted IT Corporation to prepare conceptual designs and plans for pilot scale demonstrations of two treatment technologies: wet air oxidation (WAO) and circulating bed combustion (CBC). The project objectives included development of a Test Plan and a Health

W. Scoville; R. Hoye; P. Acharya; J. Martin

1995-01-01

478

Final Report for the Demonstration of Plasma In-situ Vitrification at the 904-65G K-Reactor Seepage Basin  

SciTech Connect

The In-situ Vitrification (ISV) process potentially offers the most stable waste-form for containment of radiologically contaminated soils while minimizing personnel contamination. This is a problem that is extensive, and at the same time unique, to the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Weapons Complex. An earlier ISV process utilized joule heating of the soil to generate the subsurface molten glass product. However previous test work has indicated that the Savannah river Site soils (SRS) may not be entirely suitable for vitrification by joule heating due to their highly refractory nature. The concept of utilizing a plasma torch for soil remediation by in-situ vitrification has recently been developed, and laboratory test work on a 100 kW unit has indicated a potentially successful application with SRS soils. The Environmental Restoration Division (ERD) of Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) conducted the first field scale demonstration of this process at the (904-65G) K-Reactor Seepage Basin in October 1996 with the intention of determining the applicability and economics of the process for remediation of a SRS radioactive seepage basin. The demonstration was successful in completing three vitrification runs, including two consecutive runs that fused together adjacent columns of glass to form a continuous monolith. This report describes the demonstration, documents the engineering data that was obtained, summarizes the process economics and makes recommendations for future development of the process and equipment.

Blundy, R.F. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States); Zionkowki, P.G.

1997-12-22

479

Development and demonstration of indoor radon-reduction measures for 10 homes in Clinton, New Jersey. Final report, April 1986-January 1987  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses the development and demonstration of indoor radon reduction methods for 10 houses in Clinton, New Jersey, where (in the spring of 1986) the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) located a cluster of houses with extremely high radon levels. The work was to be completed before the 1986-87 winter heating season began. The demonstration houses were selected from 56 in the Clinton Knolls subdivision. All of these houses had shown radon concentrations in excess of 64 pCi/1 when monitored in the spring of 1986. Each house was inspected, and 10 representative houses were selected for the radon-reduction demonstration project. Following intensive diagnostic work and monitoring in each house, house-specific radon-reduction plans were developed. With the agreement of the homeowners, radon-reduction systems were installed during the summer of 1986. All 10 of the houses had radon concentrations reduced significantly by the fall of 1986. The average cost of radon reduction was $3127.

Michaels, L.D.; Brennan, T.; Viner, A.S.; Mattes, A.; Turner, W.

1987-07-01

480

Energy efficient low-income housing demonstration with Houston Habitat for Humanity. Final status report, October 1, 1995--September 30, 1997  

SciTech Connect

Using DOE grant funds, the Alliance to Save Energy developed and managed an award-winning low-income housing demonstration in cooperation with Houston Habitat for Humanity at the 1996 and 1997 annual NAHB Builders Show in Houston, Texas. Using a unique group of over 30 national, state and local partners, the energy design of Houston Habitat houses was permanently upgraded to the Energy Star Homes Program threshold. Meeting Energy Star Homes Program criteria, the partner design team increased the level of efficiency approximately 30% over the 1992 Model Energy Code. This innovative design using commercially available materials added approximately $1,400 in cost-effective energy upgrades with an estimated payback of less than 8 years. The 30 public-private partners successfully demonstrated energy and resource efficient housing techniques to the 65,000 NAHB home show attendees and the over 3,000 Habitat affiliates. This project resulted in the Houston Habitat affiliate becoming the nation`s first low-income Energy Star Homes Program home builder. By the year 2000, Houston Habitat anticipates building over 500 homes to this new level of efficiency as well as set an example for other Habitat affiliates nationwide to follow. The 1997 demonstration house utilized an all-women volunteer builders team to construct a 3 bedroom home in Houston Habitat`s Woodglen Subdivision. Energy consumption was remotely metered by Texas A and M.

NONE

1997-09-30

481

Liquid phase Fischer-Tropsch (II) demonstration in the LaPorte Alternative Fuels Development Unit. Volume 1/2, Main Report. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents results from a demonstration of Liquid Phase Fischer-Tropsch (LPFT) technology in DOE`s Alternative Fuels Development Unit (AFDU) at LaPorte, Texas. The run was conducted in a bubble column at the AFDU in May--June 1994. The 10-day run demonstrated a very high level of reactor productivity for LPFT, more than five times the previously demonstrated productivity. The productivity was constrained by mass transfer limitations, perhaps due to slurry thickening as a result of carbon formation on the catalyst. With a cobalt catalyst or an improved iron catalyst, if the carbon formation can be avoided, there is significant room for further improvements. The reactor was operated with 0.7 H{sub 2}/CO synthesis gas in the range of 2400--11700 sl/hr-kg Fe, 175--750 psig and 270--300C. The inlet gas velocity ranged from 0.19 to 0.36 ft/sec. The demonstration was conducted at a pilot scale of 5 T/D. Catalyst activation with CO/N{sub 2} proceeded well. Initial catalyst activity was close to the expectations from the CAER autoclave runs. CO conversion of about 85% was obtained at the baseline condition. The catalyst also showed good water-gas shift activity and a low {alpha}. At high productivity conditions, reactor productivity of 136 grams of HC/hr -- liter of slurry volume was demonstrated, which was within the target of 120--150. However, mass transfer limitations were observed at these conditions. To alleviate these limitations and prevent excessive thickening, the slurry was diluted during the run. This enabled operations under kinetic control later in the run. But, the dilution resulted in lower conversion and reactor productivity. A new reactor internal heat exchanger, installed for high productivity conditions, performed well above design,and the system never limited the performance. The control can expected, the reactor temperature control needed manual intervention. The control can be improved by realigning the utility oil system.

Bhatt, B.L.

1995-09-01

482

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two demonstrations (1) a dust explosion using a coffee can, candle, rubber tubing, and cornstarch and (2) forming a silicate-polyvinyl alcohol polymer which can be pressed into plastic sheets or molded. Gives specific instructions. (MVL)|

Rehfeld, D. W.; And Others

1988-01-01

483

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two demonstrations for use in college chemistry classes. Includes "Spectroscopy in Large Lecture Halls" and "The Endothermic Dissolution of Ammonium Nitrate." Gives materials lists and procedures as well as a discussion of the results. (CW)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

484

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Included are three demonstrations that include the phase change of ice when under pressure, viscoelasticity and colloid systems, and flame tests for metal ions. The materials, procedures, probable results, and applications to real life situations are included. (KR)

Gilbert, George L.

1990-01-01

485

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports two electrochemical demonstrations. Uses a hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell to power a clock. Includes description of methods and materials. Investigates the "potato clock" used with different fruits. Lists emf and current for various fruit and electrode combinations. (ML)

Roffia, Sergio; And Others

1988-01-01

486

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two demonstrations are described: (1) a sunset effect using a gooseneck lamp and 20 sheets of paper and (2) the preparation and determination of structural features of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) by infrared spectroscopy. (SK)

Gilbert, George L.

1982-01-01

487

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two demonstrations suitable for chemistry instruction. One involves fractal structures obtained by electrodeposition of silver at an air-water interface and the other deals with molecular weights and music. (TW)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1987-01-01

488

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports two electrochemical demonstrations. Uses a hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell to power a clock. Includes description of methods and materials. Investigates the "potato clock" used with different fruits. Lists emf and current for various fruit and electrode combinations. (ML)|

Roffia, Sergio; And Others

1988-01-01

489

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented is a Corridor Demonstration which can be set up in readily accessible areas such as hallways or lobbies. Equipment is listed for a display of three cells (solar cells, fuel cells, and storage cells) which develop electrical energy. (CS)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1980-01-01

490

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two demonstrations are described: (1) a sunset effect using a gooseneck lamp and 20 sheets of paper and (2) the preparation and determination of structural features of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) by infrared spectroscopy. (SK)|

Gilbert, George L.

1982-01-01

491

Tested Demonstrations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a room-temperature method for demonstrating phosphorescence by including samples in a polymer matrix. Also discusses the Old Nassau Reaction, a clock reaction which turns orange then black. (MLH)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1977-01-01

492

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents three demonstrations suitable for undergraduate chemistry classes. Focuses on experiments with calcium carbide, the induction by iron of the oxidation of iodide by dichromate, and the classical iodine clock reaction. (ML)|

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1987-01-01

493

Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 7): St. Louis Airport/HHS/Futura Coatings Co. , St. Louis County, MO, August 27, 1998  

SciTech Connect

This document presents the selected remedial action for the cleanup of wastes related to Manhattan Engineering District/Atomic Energy Commission (MED/AEC) operations in accessible soils and ground water at the St. Louis Downtown Site (SLDS). The main components of the selected remedial action include: Excavation and off-site disposal of approximately 65,000 cubic meters (85,000 cubic yards) (in-situ) contaminated soil; and No remedial action is required for ground water beneath the site. Perimeter monitoring of the ground water in the Mississippi River alluvial aquifer, designated as the hydrostratigraphic B Unit, will be performed and the need for ground water remediation will be evaluated as part of the periodic reviews performed for the site.

Not Available

1999-03-01

494

A study of toxic emissions from a coal-fired power plant utilizing an ESP while demonstrating the ICCT CT-121 FGD Project. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy is performing comprehensive assessments of toxic emissions from eight selected coal-fired electric utility units. This program responds to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, which require the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from electric utility power plants for Potential health risks. The resulting data will be furnished to EPA utility power plants and health risk determinations. The assessment of emissions involves the collection and analysis of samples from the major input, process, and output streams of each of the eight power plants for selected hazardous Pollutants identified in Title III of the Clean Air Act. Additional goals are to determine the removal efficiencies of pollution control subsystems for these selected pollutants and the Concentrations associated with the particulate fraction of the flue gas stream as a function of particle size. Material balances are being performed for selected pollutants around the entire power plant and several subsystems to identify the fate of hazardous substances in each utility system. Radian Corporation was selected to perform a toxics assessment at a plant demonstrating an Innovative Clean Coal Technology (ICCT) Project. The site selected is Plant Yates Unit No. 1 of Georgia Power Company, which includes a Chiyoda Thoroughbred-121 demonstration project.

Not Available

1994-06-16

495